Photo a Day: Day 55. This is another subway picture! I took this picture of the Clark St. Station in Brooklyn because this station is interesting/ unique in several different ways. First, you can only access the station by elevator, but the station isn’t wheelchair accessible. The elevators in the station don’t go to the platform level. You have to take stars once you get off the elevator. There are two other stations in the system that are only accessible by elevator, but they are in upper Manhattan.
The other interesting thing about this station is the curved walls, which is unique in the NY subway system. The walls are curved because of ‘deep bore tunneling’ that was used to construct this portion of the line.
Finally, if you are interested, the 2 and 3 trains stop at this station, which are part of the 123 Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line which was constructed by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), the first subway company in New York. The portion of the 7th ave line above 42nd street, which the 123 travel’s on is part of the original subway line built in the city.