MTA To Complete Upgrades to Flushing-Bound Platforms at 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St Stations

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Courtesy of MTA

NEW YORK CITY – On May 6th, service headed toward Flushing at 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St Stations will be suspended until Q1 2025.

Manhattan-bound service from the two stations has been restored. Manhattan-bound platform structures at both stations were repaired as the “structural steel beams had reached a stage of corrosion that necessitated a full replacement.” According to the MTA, this included replacing the concrete platform and three staircases. This comes as part of a larger package of state of good repair improvements along the Flushing line. 

During the Manhattan-bound service suspension, the MTA says crews worked on other upgrades which include a new canopy roof at 82 St-Jackson Heights, new windscreens, and light fixtures. Crews also repainted at both stations. 

Starting May 6th, crews will make similar repairs to the Flushing-bound platforms. Running through Q1 2025, trains will not stop at the 82 St Flushing-bound platform. The MTA advises those riders “travelling Flushing-bound to 82 St can exit at 90 St and take a Manhattan-bound train to 82 St.”

The MTA lists other benefits of the 7 Line improvements which are improving circulation via replaced staircases and escalators, performing state of good repair work and station upgrades, power washing, repainting, retiling at two stations under the re-NEW-vation program, and adding new resiliency infrastructure to protect the Steinway Tube from coastal storms.

New York City Transit President Richard Davey said, “Following the completion of significant structural repair work, residents of Jackson Heights and Corona can now enjoy restored Manhattan-bound service on the newly refurbished 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St station platforms. . . This sort of work is critical to keeping our subway system in a state of good repair, and we will now begin making the same upgrades on the Flushing-bound platforms. I thank customers for their patience as we work to bring these stations into the 21stcentury and deliver a faster, cleaner, and safer transit experience.” 

“Bunding state of good repair construction along the Flushing Line allows us to maximize productivity while minimizing impact on customers. . . The state of good repair work at 82 St and 111 St strengthens our transit system by improving its resiliency and reliability for decades to come,” said MTA Construction and Development President Jamie Torres-Springer.

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