Newkirk Avenue/IRT Nostrand Avenue Subway
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Newkirk Avenue is a stop the two-track IRT Nostrand Avenue Subway. The station has two side platforms, with no crossover, so no free change of direction transfer. Each platform has its original 1920 Dual-Contracts era tiling with Newkirk Ave name tablets on a blue background with a green boarder. The station's trim line is basically fully green with a couple of accents of other colors. There are Ns in the trimline for Newkirk at regular intervals. The stations I-beams that run only in the middle of each platform where the platforms are wider near the station exits (which are the IRT local stop standard-in the middle), are painted green to match the station's tiling work. Towards the ends of each platform they get narrower and even narrower at the extreme ends with 1960s extension refrigerator-block style tiling being used. This has Newkirk written in white on a blue.
The platforms are quite narrow towards the ends of each and become wider towards the middle as the stations exits are directly on each platform (no free-crossover or under) in the middle of each platform. The Manhattan-bound platform has the station's only turnstiles and token booth. The street stair is on Newkirk Avenue just beyond the SE corner. Fare control for the Flatbush-bound platform is usually fully automated with a single High Exit Turnstiles for passengers leaving the subway system and a single High Entrance/Exit Turnstile for passengers trying to get on Flatbush-bound trains. There is still though a Customer Service Agent (no money token booth) and turnstiles that appear to be open during rush hours. This exit's street stair is on Newkirk Avenue just beyond the SW corner of that street and Nostrand Avenue. In addition an additional exit was added at the extreme northern (back) end of the Flatbush Ave-bound platform, this exit has two High Exit Turnstiles that lead out to a single street stair along the West Side of Nostrand Avenue, just south of Avenue D. This exit was definitely added in the 1950s because the tile work is a vile looking yellow, and sticks out from most of the white walls of the station like a sore thumb.
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(newkirkn21) Looking down the Flatbush-bound platform at Newkirk Avenue with a train stopped in the station.
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(newkirkn22) Looking down the Flatbush-bound platform as it gets narrower towards its northern end, this is where the exit to Avenue D is.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn23) A close up of an N with its blue background in the station trim at Newkirk Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn24) A Newkirk Ave name tablet with its green boarder.
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(newkirkn25) Gated off turnstiles on the exit from the Flatbush-bound platform at Newkirk Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn26) Approaching the secondary exit from the Flatbush-bound platform at Newkirk Avenue, notice how its yellow tiles stick out like a sore thumb from the station's original white tiles.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn27) Looking up the narrow staircase to street level from the Avenue D exit from the Flatbush-bound platform at Newkirk Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn28) The top of the street stair from the exit only Avenue D exit at Newkirk Avenue.
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(newkirkn29) Contrasting formats for No Entry Signs, the one with a white background is older at the street stair from the secondary Avenue D exit at Newkirk Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn210) A close up of an older format No Entry sign with the red Do Not Enter symbol on a white background instead of a black background at Newkirk Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn211) A final view of the No Entry street stair from the Avenue D exit at Newkirk Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn212) Approaching a street stair for the Flatbush Ave-bound platform at Newkirk Avenu, there are boken pay phones and what looks like a couple of homeless people camping out in front of it.
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(newkirkn213) The top of Flatbush-bound platform street stair at Newkirk Avenue, there is an agent on duty during rush hours, for reasons I don't understand, none of the stops farther north ever have agents on their Flatbush-bound sides.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn214) The street stair to the Manhattan-bound platform at Newkirk Avenue, the Diamond 5 lives here too!
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn215) Looking down the stairs themselves on the otherside of the street stair to the Manhattan-bound platform at Newkirk Avenue, the diamond 5 here has been replaced by a circle 5.
22 July, 2009
(newkirkn216) The sign above the turnstiles for Entry to Manhattan & The Bronx 2/5 only.
22 July, 2009
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