Program Combines Deep Cleaning and Cosmetic Improvements During Planned Weekend Outages
First Nine Stations in the Bronx Expected to Be Completed by End of 2022, Expanding to 12 Stations in First Quarter of 2023
MTA New York City Transit today announced the official launch of the “Station ReNEWvation Program,” which combines cosmetic upgrades at stations to planned weekend outages. NYC Transit did a soft launch of the program over the summer on the B and D lines in the Bronx, deep cleaning nine stations along the Grand Concourse Line while the stations were closed for state of good repair work.
When stations are scheduled for planned weekend outages, NYC Transit will now piggyback deep cleaning work. The stations are chosen by NYC Transit’s Stations team, who identify stations prior to work beginning. Deep cleaning and cosmetic upgrades include power washing the station, removing gum from floors, benches, staircases or columns, repainting columns, or retiling platforms or walls where necessary. Following initial deep cleanings and repairs, routine and specialized cleaning will maintain this level of cleanliness.
“We want customers to feel proud of their home station, and this program aims to do just that,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “I said from my first day on the job, increasing customer satisfaction was my North Star. When we spoke to customers on areas NYC Transit could improve, enhancing the station environment was a popular answer. The Stations team has done a great job identifying the stations with the greatest need, and we look forward to refreshing those stations in the new year.”
The Station ReNEWvation is a component of NYC Transit’s strategic Faster, Cleaner, Safer plan announced in October, to increase customer satisfaction. The goal of the plan is to increase customer satisfaction by 10% by June 2024, and subway customers cited station cleanliness as one of the top attributes to increase satisfaction.
NYC Transit crews have already completed deep cleaning at six out of the nine Bronx stations with the final three expected to be completed by the end of 2022. Looking ahead to 2023, NYC Transit will expand the program to Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan stations. The program’s goal is to refresh 50 stations within its first full year.
In the first quarter of 2023, NYC Transit will begin refresh work at the following 12 stations:
- 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)
- West 8th Street/NY Aquarium (F)