The MTA announced earlier this week on Monday, March 20, that 20 NYC subway stations just received some much-needed renovations as part of NYC’s Re-NEW-vation Program.
The Court Square station on the 7 line in Queens as well as the 8 Avenue station on the L line in Manhattan were renovated this past weekend during line outages. These two stations are part of the twelve scheduled stations across Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan to receive renovations in the first quarter of 2023.
The eleven stations renovated this quarter include:
- 21 St (G)
- DeKalb Ave (L)
- Morgan Ave (L)
- Delancey/Essex (J)
- Canal St (J)
- Avenue N (F)
- Canal Street (R,W)
- Vernon Blvd (7)
- 104 St (J)
- Court Square (7)
- 8 Av (L)
The Re-NEW-vation Program is one of the major initiatives in NYC Transit’s Faster, Cleaner and Safer plan. The program aims to improve the subway customer’s experience through various renovations that will take place during planned station outages.
Renovations include concrete repairs, water mitigation efforts, tile replacement, and deep cleaning the entire station from the staircase to the track. According to customer surveys, subway cleanliness is one of the top five attributes customers cite would improve satisfaction and encourage them to travel more.
“The Station Re-NEW-vation Program embodies NYC Transit’s goal of increasing customer satisfaction, and the results have been everything we would hope it would be,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “Customers are returning to stations that feel new, hopefully inspiring some neighborhood pride, and making their commute more enjoyable.”
Nine stations were already completed along the D line in the Bronx in 2022, including:
- Norwood – 205 St
- Bedford Park Blvd
- Kingsbridge Rd
- Fordham Rd
- 182-183 Sts
- Tremont Av
- 174-175 Sts
- 170 St
- 167 St
The program aims to renovate a total of 50 subway stations by the end of 2023.
“All the pieces matter when you talk about delivering the best possible service for customers,” said NYC Transit Senior Vice President of Subways Demetrius Crichlow.
“Normally when we talk about state of good repair, we are referring to the rails, but this program focuses on the station environment. NYC Transit crews have worked hard during these outages to completely renovate these stations, from repaving a broken piece of concrete at the top of the staircase down to installing new tile along the station walls,” added Crichlow.