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Station: Park Place (Franklin Shuttle)

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BMT Brighton Line
Manhattan Bridge · Myrtle Avenue
S.GIF Franklin Avenue · Dean Street · Park Place · Botanic Garden · Prospect Park


Opened: 6/19/1899

Heading north from Botanic Garden the shuttle line passes through a round brick tunnel which has compact fluorescent lights and newly cleaned brick. The tracks then rise to a low embankment and then to an elevated structure at the next stop, Park Place.

Prior to the 1998-1999 renovation, Park Place had one island platform, made of very springy, spongy plywood, and two tracks. This platform had already been cut back and the north end demolished. Site observations indicated a removed/closed entrance further north past the supports for the removed platform. A small headhouse at the south end of the platform contained a couple of turnstiles, and was the last station in the system to have had token-accepting turnstiles installed. Even as recently as the 1960s there was only one turnstile that was attached to the token booth. You would pay the clerk, and then walk through.

The 1998-1999 renovation converted Park Place from an island platform station to a side platform station with a single track on its west face. Riding a train northbound, the two tracks merge with just the original northbound track remaining. The line is single-tracked from here to Franklin Avenue. The structure for a second track remains in place. The south end of the new single platform features a platform level fare control with sodium lights and windows. The mezzanine features the same three colors introduced at Botanic Gardens. There are bright fluorescent lights on the platform which has no windscreen. There are 5-foot ornamental wrought iron railings, and a chain link fence behind. The fence protects the street crossing underneath the south end of the platform. The north end of the station has a unique feature for the subway-- ramps to the street. The ramp features a pleasant ornamental iron railing and lead to the emergency room of Interfaith Hospital. A stairway is also present.


Units of the Free, Isha Shabaka

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Artwork: Units of the Free (Isha Shabaka)

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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
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