Newkirk Avenue (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)

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Newkirk Avenue
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Newkirk Avenue Mosaic.jpg
Station statistics
AddressNewkirk Avenue & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleFlatbush
Coordinates40°38′24″N 73°56′54″W / 40.639912°N 73.94846°W / 40.639912; -73.94846Coordinates: 40°38′24″N 73°56′54″W / 40.639912°N 73.94846°W / 40.639912; -73.94846
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Nostrand Avenue Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. (weekdays until 8:45 p.m.)
Connection
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedAugust 23, 1920; 92 years ago (August 23, 1920)
Traffic
Passengers (2011)2,352,060[1] Increase 0.2%
Rank196 out of 421
Station succession
Next northBeverly Road: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Next southFlatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
 
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Newkirk Avenue
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Newkirk Avenue Mosaic.jpg
Station statistics
AddressNewkirk Avenue & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleFlatbush
Coordinates40°38′24″N 73°56′54″W / 40.639912°N 73.94846°W / 40.639912; -73.94846Coordinates: 40°38′24″N 73°56′54″W / 40.639912°N 73.94846°W / 40.639912; -73.94846
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Nostrand Avenue Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. (weekdays until 8:45 p.m.)
Connection
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedAugust 23, 1920; 92 years ago (August 23, 1920)
Traffic
Passengers (2011)2,352,060[1] Increase 0.2%
Rank196 out of 421
Station succession
Next northBeverly Road: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Next southFlatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.

Newkirk Avenue is a station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Newkirk and Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn, 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. Each platform has its own fare control with no crossovers or crossunders, though there is evidence of a closed crossunder at the south end of the station.

The platforms have their original 1920s tiling from the Dual Contracts era. The "NEWKIRK AVE" name tablets are on a blue background with a green border. The station's trim line is nearly fully green with accents of several other colors. "N"s for "Newkirk" run along the trim line at regular intervals. The platform columns run at regular intervals and are painted green to match the station's tiling. They are wider in the middle of each platform where the station exits are. They get narrower as they run towards either ends of the platform, especially at the extreme ends where the 1960s extension refrigerator-block style tiling is used. The columns have "Newkirk" written in white on a blue plate.

The platforms get narrower towards their ends and become wider towards the middle as fare control is on platform level. The Manhattan-bound platform has the station's only bank of regular turnstiles and token booth. Its street stair leads to the southeast corner of Newkirk and Nostrand Avenues. The fare control for the Flatbush Avenue-bound platform is normally unstaffed, containing one High Entry Exit Turnstile and one exit-only turnstile. A Customer Service Agent Booth and bank of regular turnstiles is sometimes open during rush hours. This exit's street stair leads to the southwest corner of Newkirk and Nostrand Avenues.

The Flatbush Avenue-bound platform has an additional exit-only on the extreme north end. This exit has two high turnstiles and its single street stair leads to the west side of Nostrand Avenue just south of Avenue D. This exit was added in the 1950s.

Station layout

Street level
B
Side platform, Doors will open on the right
NorthboundNYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Nereid Avenue, Wakefield - 241st Street, or Dyre Avenue
SouthboundNYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College
Side platform, Doors will open on the right

References

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: 2011 Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. http://mta.info/nyct/facts/ridership/ridership_sub_annual.htm. Retrieved 2012-04-09.

External links

Southbound street stair