IRT Nostrand Avenue Line
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|IRT Nostrand Avenue Line|
The 2 and 5 trains serve the entire IRT Nostrand Avenue Line.
|System||New York City Subway|
Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College
|Daily ridership||61,390 |
|Owner||City of New York|
|Operator(s)||New York City Transit Authority|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Electrification||600V DC third rail|
|IRT Nostrand Avenue Line|
The IRT Nostrand Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IRT division of the New York City Subway running under Nostrand Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is served at all times by the 2 train, and is also served by the 5 train on weekdays during the daytime.
The two tracks split off from the local tracks of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line and diverge away in the vicinity of Rogers Avenue at the Rogers Avenue Junction, turning south onto Nostrand Avenue to/from the Nostrand Avenue Line. It serves the neighborhoods of southern Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, East Flatbush, and the Brooklyn College area.
When the Nostrand Avenue Line was built, it only connected to the IRT Eastern Parkway Line local tracks. This limits the capacity of trains that can operate on the Nostrand Avenue Line.
The stations on this line opened August 23, 1920 as part of the Dual Contracts. It was to be extended in 1929, 1939, 1951, and 1968 to serve Marine Park and/or Sheepshead Bay; however, this did not occur.
Station listing and service
All services serve the entire line and make all stops.
|Station service legend|
|Stops all times|
|Stops weekdays only|
|Time period details|
|Station||Services||Opened||Transfers and notes|
|Crown Heights||Begins as split from IRT Eastern Parkway Line local tracks (2 5 )|
|President Street||2 5||August 23, 1920|
|Prospect Lefferts Gardens||Sterling Street||2 5||August 23, 1920||B44 Select Bus Service|
|Winthrop Street||2 5||August 23, 1920||B44 Select Bus Service|
|Flatbush||Church Avenue||2 5||August 23, 1920||B44 Select Bus Service|
|Beverly Road||2 5||August 23, 1920|
|Newkirk Avenue||2 5||August 23, 1920||B44 Select Bus Service|
|Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College||2 5||August 23, 1920||B44 Select Bus Service|
|Provision for future expansion|
- MTA. "Average weekday subway ridership". Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- Brooklyn IRT Map - Dual Contracts Construction
- nycsubway.org—IND Second System – 1929 Plan
- nycsubway.org—History of the Independent Subway
- "Board of Transportation - 1951". Thejoekorner.com. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
- "1968 NYCTA Expansion Plans (Picture)". Second Avenue Sagas. Retrieved December 2013.
- Program for Action maps from thejoekorner.com
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