Church Avenue (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)

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Church Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Church Av plat IRT.JPG
Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Church Avenue & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Flatbush
Coordinates 40°39′03″N 73°57′00″W / 40.650755°N 73.950005°W / 40.650755; -73.950005Coordinates: 40°39′03″N 73°57′00″W / 40.650755°N 73.950005°W / 40.650755; -73.950005
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.)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B35, B44, B44 SBS
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 23, 1920; 96 years ago (1920-08-23)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 3,070,551[1]Increase 1.7%
Rank 165 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Winthrop Street: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Next south Beverly Road: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.

Church Avenue is a station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Church and Nostrand Avenues in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train on weekdays.

History[edit]

The Dual Contracts, which were signed on March 19, 1913, were contracts for the construction and/or rehabilitation and operation of rapid transit lines in the City of New York.The Dual Contracts promised the construction of several lines in Brooklyn. As part of Contract 4, the IRT agreed to build a subway line along Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.[2][3][4] The construction of the subway along Nostrand Avenue spurred real estate development in the surrounding areas.[5] The Nostrand Avenue Line opened on August 23, 1920, and the Church Avenue station opened along with it.[6]

The station was renovated in 1997.

In Spring 1999, elevators were installed to make the station fully ADA-accessible.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator for northbound service at SE corner of Church Avenue and Nostrand Avenue; elevator for southbound service at SW corner)
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield – 241st Street, NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (Winthrop Street)
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Beverly Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Tilework
Southbound staircase at Church and Nostrand Avenues

This underground station has two tracks and two side platforms. Each platform was re-tiled during a 1997 renovation with a reproduction of its original 1920 Dual Contracts era tiling. The name tablets contain "CHURCH AVE" in serif font on a blue background and green border. The station's trim line consists of light brown color with a mostly green border and "C" tablets (for "Church") at regular intervals.

Beneath the original trim line along the platform walls are streaks of many colors that were added during the 1997 renovation. There are green tiles for about the first two feet of the platform walls from the bottom up and single lines of yellow above them go up to form accent lines to the "C" tablets in the station's trim line.

The platforms are narrower at either ends than in the middle, where the station's exits are on the same level and the station columns are. The columns are dark blue colored I-beams and every other column has the standard black and white name tablet.

The fare control area on the Manhattan-bound side has a full-time turnstile bank, token booth, and two perpendicular staircases to the northeast corner of Church and Nostrand Avenues and one staircase and one elevator to the southeast corner. The Flatbush Avenue-bound platform's fare control is unstaffed, containing three exit-only turnstiles and one HEET turnstile. This exit has two perpendicular staircases to the northwest corner of Church and Nostrand Avenues and one staircase and one elevator to the southwest corner. Both elevators, installed in Spring 1999, make this station fully ADA-accessible.

The Manhattan-bound platform has a newsstand and a plaque commemorating the station's 1997 renovation.

The 2001 artwork here is called Transitions by Louis Delsarte. It contains stained glass and glass mosaic murals depicting neighborhood and ethnic scenes.

Exits[edit]

Exit location Exit type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Nostrand Avenue and Church Avenue Staircase 2 Southbound
SW corner of Nostrand Avenue and Church Avenue Staircase 1 Southbound
Elevator Handicapped/disabled access 1 Southbound
NE corner of Nostrand Avenue and Church Avenue Staircase 1 Northbound
SE corner of Nostrand Avenue and Church Avenue Staircase 1 Northbound
Elevator Handicapped/disabled access 1 Northbound

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Terms and Conditions of Dual System Contracts". nycsubway.org. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Dual System of Rapid Transit (1912)". nycsubway.org. 
  4. ^ "Most Recent Map of the Dual Subway System WhIch Shows How Brooklyn Borough Is Favored In New Transit Lines". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. September 9, 1917. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers. 
  5. ^ "Big Eastern Parkway Deal". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1915. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers. 
  6. ^ "Brooklyn Tube Extensions Open: I.R.T. Begins Service on Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue Lines". New York Times. August 23, 1920. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 

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