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President Street station (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)

 President Street
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
President Street IRT Nostrand; Escalator.jpg
Station platform
Station statistics
AddressPresident Street & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
LocaleCrown Heights
Coordinates40°40′05″N 73°57′02″W / 40.668009°N 73.950691°W / 40.668009; -73.950691
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Nostrand Avenue Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      5 weekdays only (weekdays only)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B44
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
OpenedAugust 23, 1920; 99 years ago (August 23, 1920)
Station code353[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2018)1,197,019[3]Decrease 2.5%
Rank327 out of 424
Station succession
Next northFranklin Avenue: 2 all times5 weekdays only
Next southSterling Street: 2 all times5 weekdays only

President Street is a station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of President Street and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, the station is served by the 2 train at all times and the 5 train on weekdays.


Track layout

The Dual Contracts, which were signed on March 19, 1913, were contracts for the construction and/or rehabilitation and operation of rapid transit lines in the City of New York. The Dual Contracts promised the construction of several lines in Brooklyn. As part of Contract 3, the IRT agreed to build a subway line along Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.[4][5][6] The construction of the subway along Nostrand Avenue spurred real estate development in the surrounding areas.[7] The Nostrand Avenue Line opened on August 23, 1920, and the President Street station opened along with it.[8]

During the 1950s the platform was lengthened at its southern end to be able to accommodate 10-car trains which are 514 feet (157 m) long.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Northbound "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street, "5" train toward Dyre Avenue (weekdays until 8:45 PM), Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Franklin Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound "2" train "5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Sterling Street)
Stair to station

This deep underground station is the northernmost on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line and the only one that has one island platform and two tracks. All stations to the south are set up as two track and two side platforms. To the north, the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line curves west and joins the local tracks of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line, where there are crossovers to the express tracks in an interlocking called Rogers Junction. The Nostrand Avenue station on that line is just two blocks north.

This station's platform has wide I-beam columns painted in blue on both sides at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate with white lettering. The track walls have their original Dual Contracts trim line with "P" tablets on it at regular intervals for "President." Towards the south end of the station, where the platform was extended in the 1950s to accommodate the current standard IRT train length of 510 feet (160 m), the walls have "PRESIDENT ST" in white sans serif font on a blue border.


The station's only entrance/exit is near the north end of the platform. A single double-flight staircase and up-only escalator go up three stories to a small waiting area, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two street stairs going up to both northern corners of President Street and Nostrand Avenue.[9]

Exit location[9] Exit type Number of exits
NW corner of Nostrand Avenue and President Street Staircase 1
NE corner of Nostrand Avenue and President Street Staircase 1


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Terms and Conditions of Dual System Contracts". Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Dual System of Rapid Transit (1912)".
  6. ^ "Most Recent Map of the Dual Subway System WhIch Shows How Brooklyn Borough Is Favored In New Transit Lines". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. September 9, 1917. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers.
  7. ^ "Big Eastern Parkway Deal". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1915. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers.
  8. ^ "Brooklyn Tube Extensions Open: I.R.T. Begins Service on Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue Lines" (PDF). New York Times. August 23, 1920. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  9. ^ a b "NYC DoT Maps: President St (2)(5)" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.

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