Winthrop Street (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)

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

This underground station, opened on August 23, 1920, has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have their original 1920s Dual Contracts era tiling. The name tablets read "WINTHROP ST." in gold Times New Roman font on a blue background with a green and brown boarder. The trim line consists of a light brown center surrounded by green lines and a darker brown border. "W" tablets on a blue background and brown border run along the trim line at regular intervals.

At either ends of each platform, where they were extended in the 1950s to accommodate the current standard "A" Division train length of 510 feet, there are white tiles with name tablets reading "WINTHROP STREET" in white Arial font spelled on a blue background at regular intervals. All columns in the station are I-beam and painted green. The original white signs in black lettering directing to the Downstate Medical Center University Hospital and Kings County Hospital remain.

Each platform has one fare control area one block apart from each other and there are no crossovers or crossunders. The one on the Manhattan-bound side, located on platform level, has a turnstile bank, token booth, and one staircase going up to the southeast corner of Winthrop Street and Nostrand Avenue.

The fare control area on the Flatbush Avenue-bound platform is unstaffed. Two ten-step staircases go up to a mezzanine where two exit-only turnstiles and one High Entry/Exit Turnstiles provides access to/from the station. Outside fare control, there is a single staircase going up to the southwest corner of Parkside and Nostrand Avenues, one block south of the staircase to the Manhattan-bound fare control area. Mosaic directional signs on the southbound platform indicate it used to have an exit to Winthrop Street as well.

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