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Station: Nostrand Avenue (Fulton Street Subway)

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IND 8th Avenue/Fulton Street/Rockaway Line
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Overview

Opened: 4/9/1936

Two levels, two tracks and two side platforms on each level. This station is an unusual two-level station with express service on the upper level and local service on the lower level.

The original design of the station was as follows: Four tracks and two local side platforms on the lower level; typical IND mezzanine on the upper level. At some point during the construction it was decided to add express platforms here, so the way this was accommodated was by ramping up the express trackways east and west of the station to the level of the "mezzanine" and adding side platforms. The trackside walls on the lower level conceal the original trackways. The express platforms are wider than the local platforms to allow for the lower level stairways. Because of this obliteration of the mezzanine, there are separate fare controls at the east (Rockaway-bound) end of the upper platforms at platform level. There is, however, a sealed-off crossover here that was closed citing safety concerns.

Tile band is of butterscotch yellow with a walnut brown border, a very warm and eye-pleasing combination of colors. The name tablet colors are reversed. Ad panels on the lower level have been tiled over with the same walnut brown highlights (presumably because the ad panels were constantly being defaced).

There appears to have once been an exit at the west end; lower level directional signs point to "Arlington Place", but the ones on the upper level have been blacked out. Where the exit once was, replacement tile has been installed; the tile band takes on a much lighter shade of yellow, here, with a distinctly darker shade of brown at the border.

Photo Gallery


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