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
Daily ridership 61,390 [1]
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
Provision for future expansion

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.[2]

The stations on this line opened August 23, 1920 as part of the Dual Contracts. It was to be extended in 1929,[3] 1939,[4] 1951,[5] and 1968[6][7] to serve Marine Park and/or Sheepshead Bay; however, this did not occur.

Station listing and service[edit]

All services serve the entire line and make all stops.

  Time period
weekdays weekends and
late nights
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg service
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg 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
Provision for future expansion


References[edit]

  1. ^ MTA. "Average weekday subway ridership". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Brooklyn IRT Map - Dual Contracts Construction
  3. ^ nycsubway.org—IND Second System – 1929 Plan
  4. ^ nycsubway.org—History of the Independent Subway
  5. ^ "Board of Transportation - 1951". Thejoekorner.com. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  6. ^ "1968 NYCTA Expansion Plans (Picture)". Second Avenue Sagas. Retrieved December 2013. 
  7. ^ Program for Action maps from thejoekorner.com