As the MTA has worked over the last few decades to get its stations into shape, many Manhattan stations have undergone lavish overhauls while relatively fewer Outer Borough stations have been spruced up. With projects along the Brighton, Culver and Rockaway Lines, that trend has begun to shift in recent years, and now, Transit is going to blitz 29 stations in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx as part of a $455 million renewal project.
As Pete Donohue reported earlier this week, Transit’s new Passenger Station Renewal Program will target a series of stations throughout the system that are suffering from neglect and is designed to improve components of these stations that are the worse. “The prioritization of stations in the ‘Renewal Program’ is based on a systemwide survey conducted by engineers who looked deeper than the usual signs of decay,” Donohue wrote. “They graded structural stability and other behind-the-tile conditions.” News of this component-based repair approach has been brewing since September of 2009.
According to Transit, the following stations will be spruced up and repaired over the next four years: Hunters Point on the 7; Fresh Pond Road and Senca, Forest, Knickerbocker and Central Aves. on the M; 80th, 88th, 104th and 111th Sts. and Rockaway and Lefferts Blvds. along the A; Ditmas and 18th Aves., Bay Parkway and Avenues I, P, U and X on F; Sutter, Saratoga, Rockaway, Pennsylvania and Van Siclen Aves and Junius St. on 3; and Middletown Road and Buhre, Zerega and Castle Hill Aves. along the 6.