NINETY-SIXTH STREET was the last of the express stations on the original route, and like Brooklyn Bridge and 14 Street, had two side local platforms in addition to the two island express platforms. However, unlike at those stations, passengers enter this station from the local platforms, where the turnstiles and token booths are located, and then reach the island platforms by an underpass. The train doors no longer open on the local platform side, though, and a large part of these two platforms are now covered over. The unique arrangement of this station is allegedly due to the sewer system at this point in Broadway while the subway was being constructed. Note the unique "96" panels extending off the cornice, and the rectangular frame design off which the '96TH ST" panels hang. This station was later extended south, and there is now an entrance at 94 Street, in addition to the original ones.
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