Nevins Street
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The Nevins Street Station is a Brooklyn Line IRT Express Station with two narrow island platforms for the four-tracked line and has a rather unusual layout because the station is only just below the surface of the street, with no room for any genuine mezzanine that could fit above the express tracks. This means that each platform has its own fare control area towards the eastern end of the station, these areas are extremely narrow, just the width of each platform. Each has a platform staircase that leads up to it at either end to a bank of two turnstiles, and the small area outside of fare control that feels quite cramped with the token booth (on the Brooklyn-bound side a full service booth, Manhattan-bound a Station Customer Assistant Agent), and a couple of MVMs, and two staircases up from each fare control area to Flatbush Avenue between Nevins Street & Livingston Street. Right in the middle of the station is an underpass that provides free transfers between trains in each direction. The station received a renovation that seems have removed a lot of 1908 beauty. The track walls have some decorative tiling around there white tiling, and there isn't a trim-line except for tiles that have N's in a modern Times New Roman Type font at various intervals, and some lines of darker tiles giving the walls a squared feel. On each platform there is one 1908 name tablet on the track walls that is highlighted like its being displayed in a museum. Each platform is fairly narrow with lots of columns, some newer, narrow I-beams, and the round old-fashioned ones near the center of the station.
In addition, beneath the four open platforms, is an abandoned lower-level shell of a platform and trackway. The current underpass between the two open platforms cuts right through it. Various locked doors in the underpass area do lead to it; this was part of the many provisions from the original 1907 IRT Brooklyn subway for connections to many other subway lines in Brooklyn. None of which happened. More information on this on this website all about Abandoned Subway Stations
Art For Transit at 96 Street Arts For Transit at Nevins Street
Work and Nature, 1997
Porcelain enamel
By Anton van Dalen
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(nevinsn21) The one preserved Nevins St. name tablet in a track wall, with the modern N's that form the stations tiled trim now.
4 November, 2003
(nevinsn22) Looking over one of the two unusually narrow staircases down to the underpass at Nevins Street.
4 November, 2003
(nevinsn23) Looking down the narrow Flatbush/New Lots-bound island platform at Nevins Street.
29 May, 2009
(nevinsn24) A view of the Flatbush/New Lots-bound platform wall that has been retiled recently in an unusal design, that tries to look a bit retro, but has many problems, like the typewritten font N's in the trim.
29 May, 2009
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(nevinsn25) Looking up a staircase to one of the narrow mezzanine areas, at the two turnstiles on that mezzanine area.
29 May, 2009
(nevinsn26) A sign saying to use the underpass for Manhattan & The Bronx 2,3,4,5 that seems to be rusting a bit.
29 May, 2009
(nevinsn27) One of the unusual with quite ornate railings staircases that leads down to the underpass and crossunder at Nevins Street.
29 May, 2009
(nevinsn28) One of two Nevins Street name tablets that were allowed to stay during the renovations.
29 May, 2009
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(nevinsn29) The two staircases on Flatbush Avenue for Flatbush Av & New Lots Av-bound trains that lead down to that side's tiny mezzanine area.
18 June, 2009
(nevinsn210) The very narrow mezzanine for Flatbush Av & New Lots Av-bound trains, only a fence separates this area from the ceiling of the local track.
18 June, 2009
(nevinsn211) A close-up of MVMs blocking the Arts For Transit Installation in the mezzanine
18 June, 2009
(nevinsn212) Looking though a narrow set of three turnstiles that lead to one of the staircase down to the Flatbush/New Lots-bound platform at Nevins Street, after a passenger has swiped her MetroCard to enter the subway system.
18 June, 2009
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(nevinsn213) One of the two pairs of staircases that lead down to the Manhattan & The Bronx platforms at Nevins Street.
18 June, 2009
(nevinsn214) The narrow Mezzanine for the Manhattan-bound platform at Nevins Street.
18 June, 2009
(nevinsn215) Approaching one of the staircases down to the Manhattan-bound platform at Nevins Street, the staircase that leads to the underpass beneath the tracks is straight ahead.
18 June, 2009
(nevinsn216) A close up of two turnstiles to the exit to Flatbush Avenue, that has its extremely low ceilings.
18 June, 2009
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