President Street (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)

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President Street
"2" train "5" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
President Nostrand jeh.JPG
Station entrance
Station statistics
Address President Street & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Crown Heights
Coordinates 40°40′05″N 73°57′02″W / 40.668009°N 73.950691°W / 40.668009; -73.950691Coordinates: 40°40′05″N 73°57′02″W / 40.668009°N 73.950691°W / 40.668009; -73.950691
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: B44
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 23, 1920; 96 years ago (August 23, 1920)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,243,976[2]Increase 1.9%
Rank 334 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Franklin Avenue: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Next south Sterling Street: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.

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.

History[edit]

Track layout
to Franklin Av
to Sterling St

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 3, the IRT agreed to build a subway line along Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.[3][4][5] The construction of the subway along Nostrand Avenue spurred real estate development in the surrounding areas.[6] The Nostrand Avenue Line opened on August 23, 1920, and the President Street station opened along with it.[7]

During the 1950s the platform was lengthened at its southern end to be able to accommodate 10-car trains which are 510 feet long.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Northbound "2" train toward Wakefield – 241st Street (Franklin Avenue)
"5" train toward Dyre Avenue (weekdays) or Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Franklin Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound "2" train "5" train(weekdays) toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Sterling Street)
Platform level

This deep underground station 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.

Exits[edit]

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.[8]

Exit location[8] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Terms and Conditions of Dual System Contracts". nycsubway.org. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Dual System of Rapid Transit (1912)". nycsubway.org. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Big Eastern Parkway Deal". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1915. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ a b "NYC DoT Maps: President St (2)(5)" (PDF). mta.info. New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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