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Old 07-10-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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Mainly referring to the underground stations since outdoor stations are easier to keep clean, mother nature helps out with that. I've been to all 400-something stations and by far the Grand Concourse line (B/D) in the Bronx takes the cake for the dirtiest stations. From 155th all the way to 205th-Norwood nearly every station looks disgusting. 161th and Kingsbridge maybe the only exceptions. Second place goes to the Manhattan J/Z train stops from Bowery to Chambers.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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Mainly referring to the underground stations since outdoor stations are easier to keep clean, mother nature helps out with that. I've been to all 400-something stations and by far the Grand Concourse line (B/D) in the Bronx takes the cake for the dirtiest stations. From 155th all the way to 205th-Norwood nearly every station looks disgusting. 161th and Kingsbridge maybe the only exceptions. Second place goes to the Manhattan J/Z train stops from Bowery to Chambers.
You're probably right regarding the D train. Those local Concourse stops don't appear to be safe at night either, it's been years since I rode the D train in the Bronx like that.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:33 PM
 
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Mainly referring to the underground stations since outdoor stations are easier to keep clean, mother nature helps out with that. I've been to all 400-something stations and by far the Grand Concourse line (B/D) in the Bronx takes the cake for the dirtiest stations. From 155th all the way to 205th-Norwood nearly every station looks disgusting. 161th and Kingsbridge maybe the only exceptions. Second place goes to the Manhattan J/Z train stops from Bowery to Chambers.
And they only keep 161 street looking nice due to Yankee Stadium. The week before the season started they were there painting and fixing it up. Can't have the tourists seeing a scary looking station.
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:00 PM
 
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The worst subway station has to be Chambers Street on the J line.
Looks like something from a apocalyptic era

There is no subway station underground or above that comes even close.
The crazy part is you would think it being right by City Hall it would be in better shape..
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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The worst station imo is bowery station for the JMZ train. That station is disgusting.
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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The worst subway station has to be Chambers Street on the J line.
Looks like something from a apocalyptic era

There is no subway station underground or above that comes even close.
The crazy part is you would think it being right by City Hall it would be in better shape..
That platform isn't heavily used, is it? That's probably the reason.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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That platform isn't heavily used, is it? That's probably the reason.
It's relatively busy, atleast on rush hours. I heard that Chambers on the J hasn't been renovated yet because it's seen as a monument. I'm not sure how true that is.

The J line has some stations that are in deplorable shape on both ends. The elevated stretch in queens is filled with rust and grime, and the platforms need new concrete.

It's still one of my favorite letter lines.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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The Seneca Avenue stop in Ridgewood use to be horrific. Thankfully they fixed it.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:56 AM
 
Location: New York City
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155th below Polo Grounds might just be the scariest looking station in the whole system. It has a really eerie feeling to it. It doesn't help with the abandoned staircases and the curve of the platform. Lots and lots of dead spots... At least Chambers street has high ceilings and it's bright.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:01 AM
 
Location: New York City
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yeah JMZ chambers & Bowery is the obvious choice.

Anyone who has walked into those stations has immediately put their guard up, but it's just ugly not actually dangerous
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