I apologize for not getting this up last night. I ran into some server issues which I will continue to address. Anyhow, I wanted to post a quick notice which MTA New York City Transit sent out to a number of last night. The notice was about the reopening of the 181st Street station to service following the recent brick facade collapse. Here are the details:
The 181st Street station on the No. 1 Line will re-open for service tomorrow morning (Monday, August 31st) at 5 a.m., in time for the morning rush period. Train service has either been suspended or bypassing the Washington Heights station since Sunday, August 16th when a portion of the brick ceiling façade fell to the roadbed.
Work over the past weekend was performed by an outside contractor and MTA New York City Transit maintenance personnel to stabilize some additional areas of loose brick and reposition scaffolding to maximize space along the platforms at both 168th Street and 181st Street stations.
However, even with the shifting of the scaffolding, customers should be mindful that room will be limited on the platforms of both stations. MTA New York City Transit regrets any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.
I will continue to track this story as it will be awhile before all repairs are complete.
xoxo Transit Blogger