Church Avenue (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Church Avenue & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
|Line||IRT Nostrand Avenue Line|
|Services||2 (weekdays and weekday late nights)
5 (all except weekday evenings and nights)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: B35, B44, B44 SBS|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||August 23, 1920|
|Passengers (2016)||3,027,658 1.4%|
|Rank||171 out of 422|
|Next north||Winthrop Street: 2 5|
|Next south||Beverly Road: 2 5|
|Next north||Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center: 2 5|
|Next south||Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College: 2 5|
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 East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, it is served by the 2 train weekdays, and the 5 train all times except evenings and late nights on weekdays.
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. The construction of the subway along Nostrand Avenue spurred real estate development in the surrounding areas. The Nostrand Avenue Line opened on August 23, 1920, and the Church Avenue station opened along with it.
The station was renovated in 1997. In Spring 1999, elevators were installed to make the station fully ADA-accessible.
(Elevator for northbound service at SE corner of Church Avenue and Nostrand Avenue; elevator for southbound service at SW corner)
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← weekdays toward Wakefield–241st Street, toward Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (Winthrop Street)|
|Southbound||toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Beverly Road) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
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 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.
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.
|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|
|NE corner of Nostrand Avenue and Church Avenue||Staircase||1||Northbound|
|SE corner of Nostrand Avenue and Church Avenue||Staircase||1||Northbound|
- Church Avenue (IND Culver Line)
- Church Avenue (BMT Brighton Line)
- Church Avenue Line (surface)
- IND Church Avenue Line
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Church Avenue (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – Brooklyn IRT: Church Avenue
- nycsubway.org — Transitions Artwork by Louis Delsarte (2001)
- Station Reporter — 2 Train
- The Subway Nut — Church Avenue Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Church Avenue (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)
- Church Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View