Winthrop Street (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)

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Winthrop Street
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Winthrop Nostrand jeh.JPG
Northbound street stair
Station statistics
Address Winthrop Street & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Coordinates 40°39′25″N 73°57′01″W / 40.657039°N 73.950262°W / 40.657039; -73.950262Coordinates: 40°39′25″N 73°57′01″W / 40.657039°N 73.950262°W / 40.657039; -73.950262
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Nostrand Avenue Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. (weekdays until 8:45 p.m.)
Connection NYCT Bus: B44, B44SBS @ Clarkson Av. Southbound
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 23, 1920; 93 years ago (August 23, 1920)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,275,444[1] Increase 4.8%
Rank 209 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Sterling Street: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Next south Church Avenue: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.

Winthrop Street is a station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Winthrop Street and Nostrand Avenue. It is served by the 2 train at all times and the 5 train on weekdays.

This underground station, opened on August 23, 1920, has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have their original 1920s Dual Contracts era tiling. The name tablets read "WINTHROP ST." in gold Times New Roman font on a blue background with a green and brown border. The trim line consists of a light brown center surrounded by green lines and a darker brown border. "W" tablets on a blue background and brown border run along the trim line at regular intervals.

At either ends of each platform, where they were extended in the 1950s to accommodate the current standard "A" Division train length of 510 feet, there are white tiles with name tablets reading "WINTHROP STREET" in white Arial font spelled on a blue background at regular intervals. All columns in the station are I-beam and painted green. The original white signs in black lettering directing to the Downstate Medical Center University Hospital and Kings County Hospital remain.

Each platform has one fare control area one block apart from each other and there are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. The one on the Manhattan-bound side, located on platform level, has a turnstile bank, token booth, and one staircase going up to the southeast corner of Winthrop Street and Nostrand Avenue.

The fare control area on the Flatbush Avenue-bound platform is unstaffed. Two ten-step staircases go up to a mezzanine where two exit-only turnstiles and one High Entry/Exit Turnstiles provides access to/from the station. Outside fare control, there is a single staircase going up to the southwest corner of Parkside and Nostrand Avenues, one block south of the staircase to the Manhattan-bound fare control area. Mosaic directional signs on the southbound platform indicate it used to have an exit to Winthrop Street as well.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS 2 toward Wakefield – 241st Street, NYCS 5 toward Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (Sterling Street)
Southbound NYCS 2 NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Church Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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