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Station: 49th Street (Broadway Line)

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Overview

Opened: 12/1/1918

Local station with four tracks and two side platforms. Exits at both ends of the platform with platform level fare control; the northern exit leads to 49th Street and the southern exit leads to 47th Street right across from the TKTS booth in Duffy Square. No free crossover/under between directions.

49th Street was built to resemble the other local stations along Broadway, but in October 1973 underwent an experimental modernization program, which included new wall tile of red glazed brick (said to resemble a giant fireplace), special soundproofing installed in the ceiling, and terrazzo tile floors on the platforms. The soundproofing experiment wasn't repeated at any other station in the system. The platforms seem unusually narrow (probably because the new brick was added on top of the existing tile wall reducing the width of the platform by several inches.

A glimpse of the typical BMT tile wall from prior to the renovations can be seen in this photograph (look at the far platform).

Photo Gallery


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