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Old 08-13-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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And, curious, how long has the 49th street/7th Ave station(N line) been orange/red tiled? I first noticed it in 1979 but I wonder how long before that was it tiled?
I believe that the first station to be redone under the new rehabilitation project was Bowling Green on the 4/5 lines, which got its fire-engine red treatment around 1978. All the other renovations have followed. The renovations I like best are the stained glass panels that have been installed on elevated platforms (my favorite is still Myrtle Avenue on the J/M lines). When the sun is out, "blaze of color" is an understatement!

As to air conditioning, I believe that the subway--pardon me, the metro--in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has air conditioned stations. I'm still not sure how they do this, unless there are doors closing off the platforms from the mezzanine level. But there are plenty of things that should be done here in New York before MTA is even going to consider a project like air conditioned subway stations.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Reconfigure, if I'm not mistaken, signs announcing the arrival/departure of trains are beginning to be installed. I know this has been done at the Rockaway Parkway terminal on the L line. There have been proposals involving cameras, but that almost always leads to protests involving the word "intrusive." People do not like to feel that they are being watched.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Queens
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never thought about platforms with ac. i wouldn't be surprised if the 63rd/lex platform had ac however
The station is only located in the center of the earth, so probably.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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Someone told me that certain stops on the #4/5 , the platforms are air conditioned. Is this true? I have never noticed, but it would be great if they would do this at the 96st 1/2/3 stop, it is miserably hot.
I believe I recal there was A/C at the 42nd St/Lex station on the 4/5/6 platform.
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