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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pelham 6 Line Station Rehab Project enters next phase

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MTA NYC Transit said the next phase of a major $89-million construction project to reconstruct and rehabilitate five stations on the Pelham 6 line has begun. They are Whitlock Avenue, Elder Avenue, Morrison Avenue-Soundview, St. Lawrence Avenue and Parkchester.

The first two stations to close for rehab are Whitlock Avenue and Morrison Avenue-Soundview. The stations closed beginning February 8 and will remain closed until September 13. The rehab work at all five stations will include the complete replacement of the mezzanines, canopy roofs, track beds, platform edge safety tiles and public address systems. The stations will also undergo an electrical upgrade and the installation of fluorescent lighting.

In order to accomplish this work within a safe environment, each station, with the exception of Parkchester, will be closed for seven months. At Parkchester, the northbound and southbound platforms will be closed separately for three months each.

Customers who usually use the Whitlock Avenue and Morrison Avenue-Soundview stations may take the Bx4, which operates along Westchester Avenue, to the Elder Avenue 6 station or the Simpson Street 25 station.

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