keysersoze 0 Posted March 2, 2008 Share #1 Posted March 2, 2008 Last summer, I did a complete tour of the IND Crosstown . I think it's a fascinating line, because it's the only "main" line to operate only 4-car trains and most of the underground stations have reached an amazing level of deterioration and decay. Along with the fact that many of the stations between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Court Sq are not used very well during middays, it's quite spooky. But let them pictures speak for themselves; enjoy! The Broadway station is definitely the most deteriorated on the whole line; literally everything in this station is rotting away and/or soaked by ground water. This station is really getting close to Chambers St on the Nassau St Line regarding its state. This misspelled mosaic is a classic: A closed-off exit on street level: I don't know how dangerous Broadway station is but there's a waiting area next to the token booth along with signs indicating an arriving train, by blinking and beeping so one can wait in view of the token clerk and go down to the platform when one's train is arriving. It also seems to me that there has been a full mezz that has been walled off on both ends: Flushing Ave features closed-off exits at its northern end: At Myrtle-Willoughby Avs, you can find closed restrooms, closed exits, and old-style warning signs: Considering that there is so much grilled-off stuff at Myrtle-Willoughby Avs, it's actually a big surprise to find the platform underpass still open: The only station on the to still have an open full mezzanine is Bedford-Nostrand Avs: Here, I was also lucky enough to catch the garbage train on a weekday afternoon, at around 4.15pm: At Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, riders are informed about the short length of the train: At Carroll St, the starts ascending to the surface (the train I photographed was actually an though): This view as seen from Smith-9th Sts is famous: The saying goodbye for turnaround: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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