|Dear Transportation Team,
My subway station is going to be closed for an extensive renovation from June 5th until “the fall.” It’s one of only a handful of stations where the MTA couldn’t add wifi – apparently because of asbestos – so I think they’ve just decided to do a complete overhaul.
For the past few days, an MTA staffer has been posted at the turnstiles with boards showing the renderings and handing out brochures, which seems to be a nice way of letting us know this is happening. The photos below show ads on the platform (big fan of their phrasing with “HALF A LOAF”).
Will my new station and new R train really look like these renderings?
Vice President of Transportation Programs,
|That’s the plan, Sarah.
However, your revamped station won’t fix the train delays resulting from the MTA’s antiquated signaling system or forgone maintenance. Improving your commute from start to finish will require bigger investments. Here’s a few of them.
All the best,
Photo: Office of the Governor of New York