President Street (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||President Street & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
|Line||IRT Nostrand Avenue Line|
|Services||2 (all times)
5 (weekdays until 8:45 p.m.)
|Connection||NYCT Bus: B44 Southbound|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||August 23, 1920|
|Passengers (2014)||1,221,048 0.4%|
|Rank||334 out of 421|
|Next north||Franklin Avenue: 2 5|
|Next south||Sterling Street: 2 5|
President Street is a station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of President Street and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, it is served by the 2 train at all times and the 5 train weekdays.
This deep underground station, opened August 23, 1920, is the northernmost on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line and the only one that has one island platform and two tracks. All stations to the south are set up as two track and two side platforms. To the north, the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line curves west and joins the local tracks of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line, where there are crossovers to the express tracks in an interlocking called Rogers Junction. The Nostrand Avenue station on that line is just two blocks north.
This station's platform has wide I-beam columns painted in blue on both sides at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate with white lettering. The track walls have their original Dual Contracts trim line with "P" tablets on it at regular intervals for "President." Towards the south end of the station, where the platform was extended in the 1950s to accommodate the current standard IRT train length of 510 feet, the walls have "PRESIDENT ST" in white sans serif font on a blue border.
The station's only entrance/exit is near the north end of the platform. A single double-flight staircase and up-only escalator go up three stories to a small waiting area, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two street stairs going up to both northern corners of President Street and Nostrand Avenue.
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Northbound||← toward Wakefield – 241st Street (Franklin Avenue)
← toward Dyre Avenue (weekdays) or Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Franklin Avenue)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound||→ (weekdays) toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Sterling Street) →|
|Exit location||Exit type||Number of exits|
|NW corner of Nostrand Avenue and President Street||Staircase||1|
|NE corner of Nostrand Avenue and President Street||Staircase||1|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
- nycsubway.org—Brooklyn IRT: President Street
- Station Reporter — 2 Train
- President Street entrance from Google Maps Street View