MTA To Close 4 Manhattan Subway Stations

Earlier today, the MTA announced that it will be closing 3 stations along the B Train & C Train in the coming months for various repairs & upgrades. This is to go along with the previously announced closing of the 163rd Street C train line stop that is coming up next month. Tanay Warekar of Curbed has more:

Three Upper West Side subway stations and one Washington Heights station will close in the coming months for repairs as part of the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative, which was first announced two years ago. The West Side Rag first learned of the upcoming repair work at a Community Board 7 transportation committee meeting last week.

The stations in question are the 110th, 86th, and 72nd Street stations on the B and C lines, and the 163rd Street station on the C line. The first to shutter will be the Washington Heights one, which will close on March 12, 2018, and is expected to reopen sometime in September.

The 110th Street station will close on April 9, and reopen sometime in September as well; the 72nd Street station will close on May 7, and the 86th Street station on June 4, and both will reopen sometime in October.

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I for one am anxious to see what kind of improvements and addons we will see at these stations when the work is completed. I am glad to read that waterproofing is one of the parts of the rehab as far too often newly revamped stations suffer from water damage within months of completion. This is completely unacceptable considering the amount of money spent on these projects. Hopefully waterproofing will help solve those issues.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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