MTA’s Tremont Av B D Station Now ADA-Accessible

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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MTA Chair & CEO Janno Lieber announces the opening of three new ADA-accessible elevators and other improvements at the Tremont Av Station on the B/D lines on Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

NEW YORK CITY – On February 27th, the MTA announced the Tremont Av B D Station located in the Bronx is the second subway station to become ADA-accessible this year.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced its Tremont Av B D Station in the Bronx is the second subway station to become fully accessible this year. That station has been upgrade in compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). These upgrades include installing three elevators, with one connecting the street to the mezzanine, and two of those elevators connecting the mezzanine to the platform. The elevators have a new “fire alarm system, smoke and heat detectors and cameras inside the elevator cabs.” Each of the elevators is also equipped with an emergency two-way communication system to allow riders to communicate to dispatchers in an emergency by either standard voice communications or by answering on-screen questions visually. In addition, two staircases were reconstructed and relocated with new ADA platform edges.

The MTA held a press conference on Tuesday, February 27th:

The MTA also shared footage of the new elevators:

“With these upgrades at Tremont Av B D, there are now 149 fully accessible stations across the subway system. . . That means tangible quality-of-life improvements for customesr with disabilities, parents with strollers, and all kinds of other folks. Across the MTA, we’ve already opened five newly accessible stations this year, and we intend to continue pushing the pace throughout 2024,” said MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber.

New York City Transit President Richard Davey said, “The speed at which we’re upgrading stations like Tremont Av B D is a testament to how dedicated transit crews are to creating a fully accessible subway system. . . We’re only just getting started – there are 12 more stations set to receive accessibility upgrades by the end of this year.”

Courtesy of Marc A. Hermann / MTA

“Public transportation is equity,” said MTA Chief Customer Officer Shanifah Rieara. “In Tremont, a community that is often overlooked and underserved, it is amazing to bring these new accessibility resources to this neighborhood. Thank you to all the hardworking crews for making this possible for Bronxites today and beyond.”

Courtesy of Marc A. Hermann / MTA

“Newly accessible stations like Tremont Av are the fruits of our efforts to execute projects more efficiently through innovative delivery methods like project bundling,” said MTA Construction & Development President Jamie Torres-Springer. “We are completing ADA upgrades in record time, which will greatly improve accessibility not just in the Bronx but throughout our transit system.”

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