Renovations Beginning Monday on N Train Stations

NEW YORK (Hamodia/AP) -
(Aaron Landry/Flickr)
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A major renovation project on several stations along the N train line in Brooklyn will begin on Monday, January 18.

The project will be completed in two phases. Beginning Monday, the affected stations’ Manhattan-bound platforms will be closed for the 14-month-long rehabilitation. After that, work will start on the Coney Island-bound platforms.

The renovations include platform and overpass improvements, new stairways, enhanced safety features and upgraded communication systems. The Eighth Avenue station will get ADA-compliant ramps, and four elevators will be installed at the New Utrecht Avenue station for easier access to N and D trains.

According to the MTA’s website, during this renovation, Manhattan-bound trains will not stop at 86 St, Ave. U, Kings Highway, 20 Av, 18 Av, New Utrecht Av, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy. This change will remain in effect for approximately 14 months, until Spring 2017.

During the renovation, Manhattan-bound N service will be available at the Bay Pkwy and 8th Ave. stations. Coney Island-bound N trains will make all stops.

Riders who need Manhattan-bound service from the closed stations can take a Coney Island-bound N train to Bay Parkway or Stillwell Ave. and transfer to a Manhattan-bound N.

For service to the closed stations from Stillwell Ave., riders can take the Manhattan-bound N from Stillwell Ave., then get off at Bay Parkway or 8 Ave. and transfer to a Coney Island-bound N.

Riders can also take the D train from New Utrecht Av-62 St and transfer to the N at 36 St.

The MTA also instructs riders to consider alternate service and stations on the D and F lines.

Riders who want more information can call 511.