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Old 06-03-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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Does anyone use any one of these stations? It's been about 12 years since I'd used either of these stations but might need to very shortly. The closest station by me is the West 4th Street Station and I need to get to East 77th Street & Lexington.

I heard that the exit to the street from the 63rd Street/Lexington Ave platform (F train) is quite a trek! I think like walking up 3 escalators???? Are they usually crowded and during the hot weather months, are they air-conditioned?
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Generally the platforms aren't air conditioned.

I was just at the 51st St. station last week. No problems - and no long staircases, either.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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Default Those 2 stations...

Your memory serves you correctly...

I'm assuming you'd be switching from the F to the 6 at 51st...if you just get off the 6...you miss all the fun!

The 51st street station requires going up or down (depending on which way you are going) a loooong escalator & is VERY crowded. I hate this station.

The 63rd st F station is better...but yes: it does have 3 escalators (you'd be going up to get out). It does have an elevator that is easily accessible if that is an issue. The F station is less crowded and pretty new...so is cleaner.

Although the stations are not air conditioned...they are cool at this time of year.

I'd say your best bet is just walk over from West 4th to the 6 line at Astor & take this straight up.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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actually, maybe you can take the F to broadway-lafayette and transfer to the uptown 6 train there....
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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actually, maybe you can take the F to broadway-lafayette and transfer to the uptown 6 train there....
They're working on that transfer now--but it's not available yet. Presently, you can only transfer to the downtown #6 at Broadway/Lafayette.

However, if 51st and Lex is the goal, then the easiest thing to do when starting out at West 4 is, simply, take the E train. It stops at 53rd and Lex, where the transfer to the #6 line is still available.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Generally the platforms aren't air conditioned.

I was just at the 51st St. station last week. No problems - and no long staircases, either.
Did you transfer between trains, F train to 6 train?
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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actually, maybe you can take the F to broadway-lafayette and transfer to the uptown 6 train there....
Spoked to the NYC Transit and the rep said "no" but you can transfer to the Downtown 6.
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