Officials Want Woodside Station Improvements

If some elected officials in Queens get their way, the MTA will be making some much needed improvements to the 61st Street-Woodside station on the 7 Train. City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Congressmember Joseph Crowley met with the MTA late last month to discuss potential funding for the work. Corey Flayman of The Queens Courier has more:

Travelers who use the 61st Street Woodside subway station may be seeing a few new improvements.

City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Congressmember Joseph Crowley met with Senior Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials on Monday, July 26 to discuss funding potential improvements to the station.

“The congressmember and I share the desire to see the station improve,” said Van Bramer.

Van Bramer said that they conducted a walk-through of the experience at the station and hope to improve traffic flow, cleanliness and the safety and ease of getting in and out of the station and trains.

An MTA spokesperson said they were considering installing wind screens at the No. 7 line platform. There are no definite timetables in place or costs evaluated yet, according to the sources.

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It is nice to see some elected officials going to bat for their constituents in terms of getting improvements to the mass transit in their area. I do agree with the report talking about how this is not the best time for such a push considering the financial crisis within the MTA. Hopefully the two sides can come up with a solution that works for everyone.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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