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Nostrand Avenue is a two-level express station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street in Brooklyn. It is served by the A and T trains at all times and the C train at all times except late nights.

Station layout Edit

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
B1
Express platforms
North Mezzanine Fare control, stairways to northbound local platform and to Exits/Entrances
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound express A toward Inwood–207th Street (Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets)
Southbound express A toward Far Rockaway (Utica Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
South Mezzanine Fare control, stairways to southbound local platform and to Exits/Entrances
B2
Local platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local C toward 168th Street (Franklin Avenue)
T toward Broadway-125th Street (Franklin Avenue)
← A toward Inwood-207th Street (Franklin Avenue) (late nights only)
Wall
Trackway No service
Trackway No service
Wall
Southbound local C toward Lefferts Boulevard (Kingston-Throop Avenues)
T toward Rockaway Park (Kingston-Throop Avenues)
→ A toward Far Rockaway (Kingston-Throop Avenues) (late nights only)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Nostrand Avenue is the only two-level express station in the system that has the express tracks on the upper level and the local tracks on the lower one. The station was originally planned to be a conventional local station with four tracks and two side platforms, with a mezzanine, as proven by the fact that the upper level platforms are wider than the lower level ones (which would have been consistent with the design of a mezzanine), and two unused trackways exist on the lower level between the local tracks (which would have been consistent with the typical design of a local station on a four-track line). A curtain wall separates the local tracks from the unused trackways on both sides. On either side of the station, the express tracks ascend from the local tracks to serve the upper level, then descend to rejoin them.

The station's trim-line is Butterscotch yellow with a medium Mustard brown border and is three tiles high on all of the platform walls as well as the track walls on the lower level. Below the trim-line is "NOSTRAND" tiled in white on a black border and name tablets that read "NOSTRAND AVE." in white sans-serif font on the same (but reversed) contrasting color background and border (mustard brown/butterscotch yellow).

The platforms have directional signs to the other level in the same style as the name tablets and signs to the exit in the same style as the name tiles. Each upper level platform has its own same-level fare control, and there are no crossovers or crossunders. This is one of only three express stations in the system that do not allow free transfers between directions. The others are 86th Street on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line and Bergen Street on the IND Culver Line (the lower level of the latter is not currently in use). Each fare control area has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The Manhattan-bound side stairs lead to both northern corners of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street while the Queens-bound side stairs lead to both southern corners.

The Nostrand Avenue station opened on April 9, 1936. The Nostrand Avenue El station, which was formerly above the current subway station, closed on May 31, 1940.

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.

From the northbound platform's south end a hole in the wall allows a bright flashlight beam to show the unused trackways.

Exits/entrancesEdit

Exit location Number of exits Platform served
SW corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street 1 Southbound
SE corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street 1 Southbound
NW corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street 1 Northbound
NE corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street 1 Northbound

Each platform has its own exits to the corners of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street; the northbound platform has exits to either northern corner, while the southbound platform has exits to either southern corner.[1] The station also has a closed passageway with a crossover to Bedford Avenue at the railroad north (geographical west) end of the upper level, and a closed exit to Arlington Place leading only to the northbound platforms.


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