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Lexington Avenue–63rd Street is a two-level station shared by the BMT and IND 63rd Street Lines of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 63rd Street, it is served by the F train at all times. Manhattan-bound trains use the upper level, and Queens-bound trains the lower level. The station's walls are on the north side. Tiles are red. There are a total of ten escalators, six staircases and two elevators. Two additional staircases from upper to lower level are at opposite end of platforms, behind the elevator.


The station may look like a typical one track, one side platform station, but on each level behind the station walls would reveal much more to the station. The walls taken down would expand the "side" platform into an island platform, also revealing an unused track. This track is intended to be used for the connection between the BMT 63rd Street Line and the unbuilt Second Avenue Subway. When the station was built, it was decided to build a wall to separate the two tracks, as the IND (southern) tracks have always been used, while the BMT (northern) tracks have never seen regular service, only to be used for non-rush hour train storage. When the Second Avenue Subway is complete, the walls are intended to be taken down, and Q trains will use the unused northern tracks, in conjunction to F trains using the southern tracks.

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