NYMTA Completes Renovation of Queensbridge StationWritten by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor, Railway Age
The New York MTA on May 1 announced that crews have completed renovation of the 21 St-Queensbridge (F) subway station in Long Island City, Queens, as part of New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Re-NEW-vation campaign to bring targeted resources to rebuild components of the station within a 55-hour window.
According to MTA, the Queensbridge re-NEW-vation brought several enhancements to the station to increase cleanliness and safety. Crews renewed the main entrance awning, performed concrete and tile repairs on the platform, installed new LED fixtures in poorly lit areas of the station, and repaired damaged stairways. Crews also scraped, primed, and painted the entire station. Work was also completed to clean and rehabilitate critical back-of-house facilities utilized by NYCT employees.
With 13 station re-NEW-vations announced last month, NYCT says it is on track to complete 34 stations by the end of June, with a goal of 50 re-NEW-vated stations by the end of 2023. Thus far in 2023, NYCT has completed 17 re-NEW-vations.
Stations are selected based on planned weekend outages to minimize impact to customers, and following initial deep cleanings and repairs, routine and specialized cleaning will maintain this level of cleanliness.
“I am delighted to welcome customers at Queensbridge to their Re-NEW-vated station, as we continue to pursue our goals of faster, cleaner, and safer service,” said NYCT President Richard Davey. “I am especially glad that customers at a station, which serves the largest public housing development in the U.S., will benefit from a station environment that is visibly enhanced, bringing tangible improvements to their daily experience while we are already performing critical work to keep our system fast and reliable.”