Friday, March 22, 2013

MTA to reopen Smith-9th Streets FG Station in late April

After a two-year rehabilitation project, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Smith-9th Streets Station, serving the F and G lines, will reopen on April 22.

The rehabilitation began in May 2011, in conjunction with the rebuilding of the Culver Viaduct. The station reconstruction work included a new and expanded street-level control house, a new architectural metal panel escalator enclosure and rehabilitated stairs and platforms. The project also called for the installation of new lighting and public address and CCTV systems.

"This has been a long and complicated project, but we are grateful for the community's patience while we performed this necessary work. This station will be 80 years old this summer and this rehabilitation will see it reach that milestone with a much-improved appearance and functionality," said Thomas Prendergast, president and interim executive director of the MTA.

Construction on some finishes and elements that do not affect passenger functionality will be ongoing, but the station is being opened to better serve customers.

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