IRT Nostrand Avenue Line

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IRT Nostrand Avenue Line
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The 2 and 5 trains serve the entire IRT Nostrand Avenue Line.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System New York City Subway
Termini President Street
Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College
Stations 7
Operation
Opening 1920
Owner City of New York
Operator(s) New York City Transit Authority
Character Underground
Technical
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification 600V DC third rail
IRT Nostrand Avenue Line
IRT Eastern Parkway Line
President Street
Sterling Street
Winthrop Street
Church Avenue
Beverly Road
Newkirk Avenue
Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College

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, joined by the 5 train on weekdays only except nights.

The two tracks split off from the local tracks of IRT Eastern Parkway Line, diverge away in the vicinity of Rogers Avenue, turning south onto Nostrand Avenue to/from the Nostrand Avenue Line. It serves the neighborhoods of southern Crown Heights, Wingate, Flatbush, East Flatbush, and the Brooklyn College area.

The stations on this line opened August 23, 1920 as part of the Dual Contracts. It was to be extended in 1951 as part of a Transportation Bond Act to serve Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay, however this did not occur.[1][2]

Station listing and service[edit]

All services serve the entire line and make all stops.

  Time period
weekdays weekends and
late nights
NYCS 2 service
NYCS 5 service no service
Station service legend
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops weekdays only Stops weekdays only
Time period details
Neighborhood
(approximate)
Handicapped/disabled access Station Services Opened Transfers and notes
Crown Heights Begins as split from IRT Eastern Parkway Line local tracks (2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.)
President Street 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. August 23, 1920
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Sterling Street 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. August 23, 1920 B44 Select Bus Service
Winthrop Street 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. August 23, 1920 B44 Select Bus Service
Flatbush Handicapped/disabled access Church Avenue 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. August 23, 1920 B44 Select Bus Service
Beverly Road 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. August 23, 1920
Newkirk Avenue 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. August 23, 1920 B44 Select Bus Service
Handicapped/disabled access Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. August 23, 1920 B44 Select Bus Service


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