I’m sorry for not posting this sooner. MTA’s New York City Transit issued a press release to announce the temporary closure of the 191st Street 1 train station tunnel. The first closure occurred on Wednesday but two more days are scheduled. Here is the press release:
New York City Department of Transportation is closing the 1 191st Street station pedestrian tunnel to Broadway for cleaning, maintenance and renewal work. The tunnel will be unavailable for use from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30. It will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, August 14 and 15 and Wednesday, August 20. The hours of closure on those days have yet to be determined.
This tunnel is not the property of MTA NYC Transit, but is used by NYC Transit customers to reach the 1 subway from Broadway, as well as by pedestrians using the elevators to St. Nicholas Avenue. While the passageway is closed, access to and from the 191st Street station will be from St. Nicholas Avenue only.
Exiting the station, customers headed for Broadway should walk north on St. Nicholas Avenue, then downhill on Fairview Avenue from Fort George Hill. Customers may also transfer from the 1 to the A at 168th Street, take the A to 190th Street and exit to Bennett Avenue.
Customers entering the station from Broadway may walk uphill on Fairview Avenue to Fort George Hill, then south on St. Nicholas Avenue to the station, or use the 190th Street A station entrance on Bennett Avenue (north of 192nd Street), transferring from the A to the 1 at 168th Street.
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