Old track panel being removed from the West Farms Sq.-E. Tremont Av station on the & in the Bronx.
Once again, MTA New York City Transit has issued a press release & photos taking a look back at some of the construction work that led to service diversions this past weekend:
MTA New York City Transit restored normal rush hour service this morning after a weekend in which workers fanned out throughout the system to maintain and rehabilitate tracks, elevated structures and station components on multiple subway lines.
Photos of the weekend work can be found here: http://t.co/qT2ArFd
The photos show workers continuing to replace segments of elevated track on the 2/5 Line in the Bronx, where they installed track panels, and contractors replaced cables along the L Line in Brooklyn.
Elsewhere on the 2 Line, workers repaired the platform edge at Bergen Street in Brooklyn, and made structural repairs to the tunnel south of Atlantic Avenue. Workers also rehabilitated track south of 77th Street on the 4/5 Line and north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn on the G Line, painted the structure of the N/Q Line in Astoria and installed tactile tiles and platform tiles on the N/R Line’s Cortlandt St. station in Lower Manhattan.
While these jobs pose some inconvenience for customers, weekends are the only time when complicated track, signal and electrical projects can be performed due to the necessity for workers to have access to tracks without having to be concerned about passing train traffic. Other types of jobs, such as station rehabilitation platform edge replacement also require suspension of train service.
Here is another photo:
Workers cutting off support brackets in the conduit on the south end of the ‘s Wilson Ave station in Brooklyn.
These photos are courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Leonard Wiggins
For the complete set, visit the MTA’s Flickr account by clicking here.