Brooklyn-bound Rockaway Blvd A Line Station To Close for Renewal

Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015

MTA RailBeginning 5:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, until Fall 2015, MTA New York City Transit will close the Brooklyn-bound Rockaway Blvd station, as part of an ongoing $39 million capital project at five stations along the A Subway Line Icon line on Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park: 80 St-Hudson Street, 88 St-Boyd Avenue, Rockaway Boulevard, 104 St-Oxford Avenue and 111 St-Greenwood Avenue.

For these stations, originally opened in the early 1900’s, these improvements include the installation of new lighting, better platforms, enhanced safety features, and upgraded communications, and will create significantly better travel conditions for customers. To date, station renewals have successfully been completed at 104 St-Oxford Avenue and 88 St-Boyd Avenue between May 2014 and February 2015. Renewal work was recently completed on the Queens-bound platform of the Rockaway Blvd station between February 2015 and May 2015.

Ongoing station renewal work at Rockaway Blvd will consist of replacement of mezzanine to platform stairs, mezzanine floors, doors and windows, and interior and exterior walls. The station will be painted and canopies, windscreen panels and railings will also be replaced. Customers will also benefit from new lighting in the mezzanines and new artwork. The construction contracts were awarded in December 2013 as a joint venture to Forte Construction Corp and Emis Construction Group. .

Queens-bound customers travelling to Rockaway Blvd must take a Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A Subway Line Icon. For service from this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A Subway Line Icon to Aqueduct-North Conduit, or an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A Subway Line Icon to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon. Normal A Subway Line Icon service will be provided travelling towards Queens and the Rockaways.
Following the completion of this phase of the project, work will begin on the remaining two stations: 80 St-Hudson Street and 111 St-Greenwood Avenue.
We regret the inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate both our customers’ and the community’s patience and understanding while we carry out this important work. To ensure that our customers are well-informed of this closure and alternative service, notices will be posted in stations along the Liberty Avenue line prior to the commencement of work and announcements will be made on all A Subway Line Icon trains.


Source:- MTA Rail


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