Nostrand/IRT Eastern Parkway Subway
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Nostrand Avenue is located on the quite unusual stacked Eastern Parkway Subway. In the station, the express tracks stacked above one another on the northside of the line, and the local tracks are on the south side. This means the station's two side platforms are directly on top of one another on different levels, on the southern side of the tracks. The main reason for this unusual arrangement is that just south of the station at the Rodgers Avenue Junction the Nostrand Avenue Subway (2,5) curves off the mainline tracks, in particular the local tracks. 5 trains even are switched onto the local tracks briefly before continuing switched to continue to south Flatbush Avenue. The only other place on the subway system with this unusual arrangement is the Central Park West Line, there it was done to avoid having station exits directly alongside Central Park. On the line here New Lots Avenue-bound trains are on the upper level, with Manhattan-bound trains on the lower level. Fare control is directly along the upper level platform. A bit set back behind the two staircases that lead down to the lower level Manhattan-bound platform. For fare control there is a single bank of turnstiles in front of the token booth with two street stairs out to either side of Nostrand Avenue in the middle of the south mall, where the bike path is (between the main road and service road) of Eastern Parkway.

The platforms themselves have a design of being quite wide towards there middles near the station's exit (here is where there's a line of green I-beam columns), before getting quite narrow towards either end, and all four platforms ending with, at all four extreme ends a section with 1950s style block tiling. Here Nostrand Avenue is written in white on a brown background. The rest of the stations have their original dual-contracts era name tablets and trimlines. The name tablets say Nostrand Avenue on a blue and brown backdrop, with a inner yellow boarder line, and an outer dark brown boarder. The trim-line is a tan yellow for its inner section with a narrow boarder of blue, and a wider outside boarder of a dark brown. There are Ns in the trimline at various intervals for the station's Nostrand Avenue name.

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(nostrandn31) An extreme end of the Manhattan-bound platform at Nostrand Avenue, 1950s grey tiling takes over from the standard white briefly.
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(nostrandn32) A close up of Nostrand Ave written in White against a grayish backdrop in the 1950s extension of the station.
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(nostrandn33) Looking down the Manhattan-bound platform in its narrow section a long way from the middle where two staircases lead up to the upper level platform and exit.
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(nostrandn34) A close up of an N in the Nostrand Avenue Station's upper trim line.
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(nostrandn35) Looking down the Manhattan-bound platform at Nostrand Avenue as columns on it begin and it gets wider.
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(nostrandn36) A close-up of a column sign at Nostrand Avenue.
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(nostrandn37) A Nostrand Ave name tablet.
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(nostrandn38) Another Nostrand Ave name tablet, this one's tiles look quite faded.
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(nostrandn39) Approaching one of the two staircases from the Manhattan-bound platform up to the upper-level platform and fare control at Nostrand Avenue.
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(nostrandn310) The service sign for 3 To 149 St, Manhattan except Late Nights, and Late Nights 4 Lex Av Local stops here.
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(nostrandn311) In the small area between the turnstiles and the New Lots-bound platform at Nostrand Avenue, this is where the staircases down to the Lower Level Manhattan-bound platform are.
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(nostrandn312) A head-on view of the three turnstiles at Nostrand Avenue and a sign for the two staircases down to the Manhattan & The Bronx Platform.
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(nostrandn313) One of the staircases out of Nostrand Avenue, this one leads to Eastern Parkway & Western Side of Nostrand Avenue.
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(nostrandn314) Looking back towards the narrow fare control area at Nostrand Avenue, at the token booth that faces its turnstiles.
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(nostrandn315) One of two street stairs at Nostrand Avenue.
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(nostrandn316) The other street stair at Nostrand Avenue, this one has a much more unusual design.
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