Nostrand Avenue (LIRR station)

Nostrand Avenue (LIRR station)
Nostrand Avenue
Nostrand LIRR Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Nostrand Avenue & Atlantic Avenue
Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, NY
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
Connections New York City Subway:
NYCS A NYCS C at Nostrand Avenue (Two blocks north)
Local Transit NYCT Buses
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 13, 1877
Rebuilt 1905
Electrified July 26, 1905
750V (DC) third rail
Owned by City of New York
Fare zone 1
Passengers (2006) 856[1]
Preceding station   LIRR   Following station
Atlantic Terminal
Atlantic Branch
(City Terminal Zone)

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. The station has two side platforms located above Atlantic Avenue. Entrances and exits are located at Nostrand Avenue and New York Avenue. A ticket booth is located at the Nostrand Avenue end of the eastbound platform, along with two daily ticket machines. This station can platform a 6-car train. This station is also in proximity to the A C trains two blocks north at Fulton Street. Trains leave every 12-15 minutes during peak hours, and 30 minutes during off peak hours until 11pm. Connections exist to the B25, B44, and B65 bus routes.

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]

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

Platform and track configuration

This station has two high-level side platforms, each six cars long. The north platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used for westbound or Atlantic Terminal-bound trains. The south platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by eastbound or Long Island-bound trains. The Atlantic Branch has two tracks at this location.


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