Nostrand Avenue is a Fulton Street line express stop with a most unusual station layout. Just before and after the station the tracks stack on top of one another with the express tracks on the upper level and the local tacks below. Another Interesting feature is that the express platforms are extremely wide because the express tracks exits at the position where they would be (if the stop was a local stop on one level) right in the middle of the station. The local platforms are much more narrow since their tracks are a floor below but to the side of the express tracks, with simply the wider express platform over them. The local platforms each even have their own track walls, so the lower level is completely split with no views to the opposite direction. The station's trim is a yellow center with a much darker yellow boarder, it covers all of the platform walls as well as the track walls on the local lower-level split tracks, below the trim everywhere it exists is the standard Nostrand tiling, this could perhaps give Nostrand Avenue the record for the number of times the station's name is tiled since it's tiled on four platform walls pulls the two side walls of the local tracks. There are name tablets that say Nostrand Av along all four station platforms, these have white text on a dark yellow background with a light yellow boarder.
There are staircases at regular intervals connecting the two platform levels with each other, but no free crossovers or unders between to allow different directional transfer. Each direction has a single exit that is accessed from fare control directly on the Express platforms towards their eastern ends with staircases up to Fulton Street at either side of Nostrand Avenue. There is evidence from unpainted out exiting tiling beneath some of the name tablets of a now closed exit at the western end of the station to Bedford Avenue. On the sidewalk are large, metal Do Not Block grates with the M MTA logo where the streetstairs used to be.
A Nostrand Ave name tablet with some white replacement tiles completely ruining the integrady of the trim by being placed inside of it.
Another Nostrand Av name tablet, with text beneath it for the exit to Nostrand Ave.
A view dwon the columnless and fairly narrow Brooklyn-bound C local platform at Nostrand Avenue.
The ADA sign on the C local to Euclid Avenue platform.
Looking down the always more crowded, much wider upper level express platform at Nostrand Avenue with a staircase down to the C train in view, an old black text on white sign for Concord Baptist Church, and a sign with an arrow pointing towards the wide corridor that fare control is in.
A mosaic directing passengers to the staircases down to the lower level platforms for local trains.
Looking down the quite wide express platform with its line of yellow pillars along the platform edge. A No exit, exit at other end of platform sign is also in view because there is currently only one open exit at the station's eastern end.
A Nostrand column sign at Nostrand Avenue.
Another one of many staircases from the express platform down to the lower level local plaform at Nostrand Avenue, with a sign for Queens-C above the staircase
Looking down the wide upper level express platform at Nostrand Avenue.
A name tablet at Nostrand Avenue that originally had an exit arrow for the now closed exit to Bedford Avenue. This arrow has since been blacked out with black paint, maing its prescence very visible.
Looking down the quite narrow lower-level Queens-bound local platform at Nostrand Avenue.
The trim along the track walls of the local tracks is the same as the platform walls, Nostrand is beneath the trim in this view.
Station name text below the trim that has had a bit of tiling over so it now just says Nostr, it is also above a tiled over advertising panel.
Another name tablet at Nostrand Avenue this one has had the exit arrow for Bedford Avenue whited out with white paint, making it a bit less noticable than the ones that have been blacked out with black paint .
Another view down the narrow lower-level side platform at Nostrand Avenue.
A staircase up to the upper level express platform from the narrow lower-level, text in an arrow pointing to the staircase for the now closed exit to Bedford Avenue is visible.
A name tablet at Nostrand Avenue with an arrow pointing towards the now closed exit to Bedford Ave beneath it.
Because of repairs being made to the tiling one former name text beneath the trim has become simply Nost.
A view down the local platform at Nostrand Avenue with the non-continous trim because of station repairs and a tiled over advertising panel behind a staircase down to the platform.
Last Updated: 3 June, 2009
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