- Jun 26, 2013
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Station plans as of 11/19/19 are here. Each station has a single center island platform. About half have one entrance/egress point (often with additional emergency only access) while the other half have two. Some should be trivially easy to retrofit with faregates while others will be slightly harder but still doable.IIRC I don't think it is that simple.
Part of the major cost reduction strategy for the GLX stations, was to eliminate consolidated fare lobbies. This removed constraints on placement of elevators, versus stairs, which was driving cost. Without fare lobbies (mezzanine levels), I believe (could be wrong) many stations do not have logical locations for fare gates that capture both stairs and elevator access. Also, I believe more fare gates might be needed to service both platforms/directions ($). Also there is a need for fare vending machines -- in front of the fare gates.
But even with AFC 2.0, fare-gate prepaid stations are preferable to paying on-board the trains.