Originally Posted by Manton
queensbound E at 53rd is very deep. as is the 7 at Times SQ.
it's like that for both Queensbound and Manhattan bound, and it's like that at Lex and at 5th.
I get the feeling that the Lex/51/53 station was given very little practical thought when designing. "ok, so people get off a downtown 6. They have to turn right off the train and go against foot traffic and get to the end of the platform. They they can go down a set of stairs, pass under the tracks, then go back UP a set of stairs and kind of shimmy along this awkward corridor where a giant ass escalator will meet them. this escalator will dump them where the very first car will pull up, who cares about foot traffic bottlenecking."
Same with the 6 at Bleecker, it's like a labrynth if you enter from a less than ideal spot.