NYMTA Completes Renovation of Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave JFK Airport StationWritten by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor, Railway Age
The New York MTA on May 8 announced that crews have completed renovation of the J/Z line section of the Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av JFK Airport subway station in Jamaica, Queens, as part of NYCT’s Re-NEW-vation campaign to bring targeted resources to rebuild components of the station within a 55-hour window.
According to the MTA, while a track outage was in effect to accommodate escalator replacement work, NYCT crews brought several enhancements to the station to reveal a brighter, fresher station. Crews scraped, primed and painted the entire station, installed new LED fixtures in poorly lit areas, replaced wall, ceiling and floor tiles where needed, and replaced the iconic stairway square green lights. Rehabilitation work was also done at critical back-of-house facilities utilized by NYCT employees.
In March, MTA announced its next round of stations to undergo re-NEW-vation efforts, placing them on track to meet the goal of completing 50 stations by the end of 2023. To date, NYCT has completed 27 re-NEW-vations, and up next is the Zerega Av station.
“The Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av subway station is one of the busiest stations in Queens with its direct connection to the JFK Airport and Long Island Rail Road, so we’re thrilled that we were able to revamp a part of this multi-platform station,” said NYCT President Richard Davey. “Customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from past re-NEW-vation efforts, and we look forward to continuing our progress to deliver noticeable station upgrades and improve the customer experience.”