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Nostrand Avenue station (LIRR)

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

Nostrand Avenue
Nostrand LIRR Station.jpg
Street view of Nostrand Avenue station from Atlantic Avenue.
LocationNostrand & Atlantic Avenues
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York 11216
Coordinates40°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 byCity of New York
Line(s)Atlantic Branch
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsNew 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 zone1
OpenedAugust 13, 1877; 142 years ago (August 13, 1877)
Rebuilt1905; 2019; 0 years ago (2019)
ElectrifiedJuly 26, 1905
750 V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2006)856[1]
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
City Terminal Zone
toward Long Island

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]

Station layoutEdit

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 City Terminal Zone toward Atlantic Terminal (Terminus)
Track 2 City Terminal Zone toward Long Island destinations (East New York)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Ground level Entrance/exit

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.

As of 2018 the station is being renovated. It will receive two elevators, one to each platform. During construction, each platform can only accommodate four cars, serving the front cars for Atlantic Terminal trains and the rear cars for trains heading points east.[3]


  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ Brooklyn & Jamaica Railroad and LIRR History at Nostrand Avenue Station (Arrt's Arrchives)
  3. ^ "Nostrand Avenue Station Renovation Project Gets Underway". MTA. Retrieved May 26, 2018.

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