Nostrand Avenue (LIRR station)

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Nostrand Avenue
Nostrand LIRR Station.jpg
Street view of Nostrand Avenue station from Atlantic Avenue.
Location Nostrand & Atlantic Avenues
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates 40°40′42″N 73°56′58″W / 40.67845°N 73.94940°W / 40.67845; -73.94940Coordinates: 40°40′42″N 73°56′58″W / 40.67845°N 73.94940°W / 40.67845; -73.94940
Owned by City of New York
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections New York City Subway:
"A" train "C" train at Nostrand Avenue (two blocks north)
Local Transit NYCT Bus: B25, B44, B44 SBS, B65
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened August 13, 1877
Rebuilt 1905; 112 years ago (1905), Summer 2011
Electrified July 26, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2006) 856[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Atlantic Branch
(City Terminal Zone)
toward Long Island

Nostrand Avenue is an elevated station on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. Trains leave every 12–15 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes during off peak hours until 11 p.m.

The station resembles a typical elevated New York City Subway station and has white on black signage as found on the subway. Though originally built in 1877, the current elevated station was built between 1903 and 1905.[2]

The station has two tracks and two six-car-long side platforms above Atlantic Avenue. The north platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used for westbound trains to Atlantic Terminal. The south platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound trains to Long Island.

A street stair is at either extreme ends of both platforms. The western stairs go down to either eastern corner of Nostrand Avenue while the eastern stairs go down to either western corner of New York Avenue. A ticket booth and two daily ticket machines are located at the Nostrand Avenue end of the eastbound platform.

Station layout[edit]

1  Atlantic Branch toward Atlantic Terminal (Terminus)
2  Atlantic Branch toward Long Island (East New York)


External links[edit]

Media related to Nostrand Avenue (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons

Replacement of the Atlantic Avenue Viaduct at Nostrand Avenue in July 2011.