Stations Slated to Receive Upgrades Across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens

Work Begins This Saturday, April 1 at Cortelyou Rd Station in Brooklyn

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit today announced another thirteen subway stations across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens will receive cosmetic upgrades and repairs as part of the agency’s Station Re-NEW-vation program, beginning with the Cortelyou Rd Q station in Brooklyn this weekend, Saturday, April 1. With this next round of renovations, NYC Transit will be on track to complete 34 station renovations by the end of June. The goal is to complete a total of 50 stations by the end of 2023. 

To achieve a visibly refreshed station, NYC Transit crews will make a variety of upgrades such as concrete repairs, tile replacement, water mitigation enhancements, grouting, repainting, and deep cleaning the entire station from the staircase to the track. So far, the agency has completed 21 stations as announced last week. Stations are selected based on planned weekend outages to minimize impact to customers, and following initial deep cleanings and repairs, routine and specialized cleaning will maintain this level of cleanliness. 

“Station appearance and cleanliness is something our customers care about and one of the ways that we can improve the customer experience instantly with a fresh look and feel,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “This next batch of station upgrades builds on our ‘Faster, Cleaner, and Safer’ Plan, as we ambitiously work to improve the travel experience as efficiently as possible, one station at a time.” 

“Bundling station renovation work with our scheduled trackwork allows us to deliver the best of both worlds – the technical upgrades for better service and a refreshed station for the customer experience,” said NYC Transit Senior Vice President of Subways Demetrius Crichlow. “These next thirteen stations are up for some Spring refresh.” 

Below is the list of stations slated to undergo refresh work in sequence:

  • Cortelyou Rd Q
  • Broadway G
  • Grand St B, D  
  • Atlantic/Barclays B, Q    
  • 21 St-Queensbridge F   
  • Sutphin Blvd-Archer J     
  • Zerega Ave 6 
  • Far Rockaway-Mott Av A 
  • Pelham Bay Park 6 
  • Myrtle Wyckoff Avs M 
  • Kings Hwy F  
  • Jamaica Ctr-Parsons/Archer J 
  • 121 St J 

“Commuters coming to and from Richmond Hill at the 121st Street J train station will soon have an updated experience with this ‘renewvation’ taking place thanks to NYC Transit’s Faster, Cleaner, Safer plan,” said State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. “The station is slated to receive a major facelift including a deep cleaning, the installation of enhanced lighting to increase customer safety, and more upgrades to increase customer satisfaction. I believe our commuters deserve a cleaner, safer and more accessible public transportation system and I look forward to working with my colleagues and the MTA to provide such service. I eagerly await to see the final results when the project is completed and am grateful to the MTA and those responsible for these upgrades.”

“NYC Transit’s ‘Station ReNEWvation’ program emphasizes an importance of improving New Yorker’s quality of life and subway customer’s experience,” said Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman. “The program includes initial deep cleanings, in addition to routine, specialized cleanings that exemplify the program as a long term solution to subway station cleanliness, “ said Assemblywoman Alicia L. Hyndman. “Constituents that rely heavily on public transit deserve the renewal this will bring the subway.” 

“Pelham Bay Station is one of the gateways into our community and I am grateful to the MTA for taking steps to renovate this station before the busy summer season,” said Assembly Member Michael Benedetto. “Additionally, enhanced lighting should also go a long way to making the station safer for all who use it.”

“New Yorkers deserve a clean, modern transit system,” said New York City Council Majority Whip Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. “I appreciate President Davey’s commitment to the rider experience, especially in underserved corners of our transit network like Far Rockaway. I look forward to continued investment by the MTA in the quality and cleanliness of our stations.”

“I am very excited to see that a station in the Unionport neighborhood has been chosen as a recipient of the Re-NEW-vation Program,” said New York City Council Member Amanda Farias. “My community is reliant on the 6 line as it is the only train our residents has direct access to, which make cleanliness, maintenance, and accessibility essential to the day to day of my residents. The Zerega Avenue Station is in deep need of the renovations this program will provide such as, enhanced lighting, repainting, and more. This is the renewed investment residents need to continue to see from our agencies and local government. Thank you to the MTA for prioritizing the Bronx in this new program.”

“Pelham Bay Park station is in desperate need of revitalization and I’m excited to work with the MTA as Council Member to see this happen,” said New York City Council Member Marjorie Velázquez. “As our communities continue to recover from the pandemic and demand a stronger need for cleaner, safer transportation hubs, we must deliver for them. I’m excited to see this program expanded and look forward to seeing the improvements around the station.” 

“We are excited and pleased that our borough’s very own Pelham Bay Park and Zerega Av stations have been chosen as part of NYC Transit’s Station Re-NEW-vation Program aimed at improving service for the thousands of riders that access it each day,” said Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson. “With Pelham Bay Park as a major transportation hub near the Westchester County border with commuters traveling to and from Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and other locations, and Zerega Ave providing critical connections to local healthcare and social services, straphangers can now look forward to enhanced lighting, new signage, repainting, grouting and more. I want to thank MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber and his entire team for this program aimed at providing faster, cleaner, and safer service here in the Bronx and throughout New York City.” 

“Every New Yorker deserves a commute that is not only quick and efficient, but clean and safe,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “Thank you to the MTA for partnership in ensuring that subway stations across Southeast Queens and Far Rockaway are deserving of the residents who use them. I look forward to additional stations across the borough receiving these much-needed maintenance upgrades in the months to come.” 

About the Station Re-NEW-vation Program 

The Station Re-NEW-vation Program is one of the major initiatives in NYC Transit’s Faster, Cleaner and Safer plan to improve subway customer experience. The program was initiated with a soft launch over the summer of 2022 on the B and D lines in the Bronx, deep cleaning and renovating components of nine stations along the Grand Concourse line while the stations were closed for state of good repair work. Cleanliness is one of the top five attributes customers cite in surveys that would improve satisfaction and encourage them to travel more. In response, NYC Transit developed this program integrating renovations into planned station outages.