A line Nostrand Ave question

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A line Nostrand Ave question

Post by BobLI » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:46 pm

Why was the Nostrand Ave station built on 2 levels, upper for express and lower for local? All the other express stops are island style platforms. Was there a lack of space above the cut?

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Re: A line Nostrand Ave question

Post by Wallyhorse » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:24 am

I believe the street in that area was too narrow to go with four tracks across plus a mezzanine.

I believe that station and 86th in Manhattan on the 4/5/6 are the only express stations that don't have a crossover or crossunder.

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Re: A line Nostrand Ave question

Post by transit man » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:37 pm

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