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Station: Lexington Avenue-59th Street (Broadway Line)

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BMT Broadway Line
N.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · Station: Pacific Street (4th Avenue) · Station: 36th Street (4th Avenue) · Station: 59th Street (4th Avenue) · 8th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway · New Utrecht Avenue · 18th Avenue · 20th Avenue · Bay Parkway (22nd Avenue) · Kings Highway · Avenue U · 86th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
R.GIF 71st-Continental Aves.-Forest Hills · 67th Avenue · 63rd Drive-Rego Park · Woodhaven Boulevard-Queens Mall · Grand Avenue-Newtown · Elmhurst Avenue · Roosevelt Avenue · 65th Street · Northern Boulevard · 46th Street · Steinway Street · 36th Street · Queens Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 49th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 28th Street · 23rd Street · 14th Street-Union Square · 8th Street · Prince Street · Canal Street · City Hall · Cortlandt Street-World Trade Center · Rector Street · Whitehall Street · Court Street · Jay Street-Metrotech · DeKalb Avenue · Pacific Street · Union Street · 9th Street · Prospect Avenue · 25th Street · 36th Street · 45th Street · 53rd Street · 59th Street · Bay Ridge Avenue · 77th Street · 86th Street · 95th Street-Fort Hamilton
Q.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · DeKalb Avenue · Atlantic Avenue · 7th Avenue · Prospect Park · Parkside Avenue · Church Avenue · Beverley Road · Cortelyou Road · Newkirk Plaza · Avenue H · Avenue J · Avenue M · Kings Highway · Avenue U · Neck Road · Sheepshead Bay · Brighton Beach · Ocean Parkway · West 8th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue


Overview

Opened: 3/11/1920

Transfer here to: IRT East Side Line

Two tracks, one island platform. When first planned, the 60th Street Subway was to be a line over the 59th Street (Queensborough) Bridge. To ease the ramp-up to the bridge, there were to be two one-track stations, under 59th and 60th Street. When plans changed to make the line a tunnel to Queens, for political reasons, the northern station, in 60th Street, was expanded to two tracks and the southern one was abandoned while under construction. The crossunder at 59th Street between the platforms of the IRT line utilizes part of the original BMT station construction. In October 1973, a platform extension eastward opened, along with a new exit to 3rd Avenue and 60th Street. Two escalators and a stairway lead to the new mezzanine at this end of the station.

This station has been renovated and features small red "Lex" mosaics in the tile. There are crossovers which connect to the IRT East Side local and crossunders which connect to the IRT East Side express. The station has high ceilings and in places the fare control rails overlook the tracks.


Artwork

Blooming, Elizabeth Murray (1996)

Photo Gallery


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