Catching up on some transit news over the past few days, MTA NYC Transit announced a few days ago that the Knickerbocker Avenue station on the will be closed for 5 months due to station rehabilitation. This along with 4 other stations are part of a major station rehabilitation project. Here is more via the official press release:
MTA New York City Transit announces the renewal of five stations on the Myrtle Avenue M line set to begin with Knickerbocker Avenue this weekend. Effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday, August 18, Knickerbocker Avenue will close in both directions for station rehabilitation for five months. Central Avenue is also scheduled to close for five months from March through August 2013. Over the next twelve months, Seneca Avenue, Forest Avenue and Fresh Pond Road stations will have important station component work done as well.
At Knickerbocker Avenue and Central Avenue stations, workers will entirely reconstruct the control houses, refurbish the station agent booths, replace the street and platform stairs, install new windscreens, perform structural repairs, install new drainage systems and repair column bases. At Seneca Avenue, Forest Avenue and Fresh Pond Road stations, customers will see improvements to the control houses, stairs, platforms, columns and flooring.
During the station closures, customers may walk or take the bus to the nearest station. In addition to the regular B54 bus during the day, a B54 fare-free shuttle bus will be available during the overnight periods operating every 20 minutes between Broadway and Wyckoff Avenue. We will closely monitor B54 service at all times at the beginning of each closure to determine if service is adequate during rush hours and off peak daytime hours.
Thankfully the area has other stations within short walking distance so the majority of customers should not be majorly inconvenienced.
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