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MTA begins Culver F Line signal modernization project

MTA's Culver Line signal modernization project includes replacing 70-year-old signals with a CBTC system.
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) crews yesterday began the next phase of the agency’s signal modernization project on the Culver F Line in Brooklyn, New York.

This phase of the project — which was delayed from its original March start date due to the COVID-19 outbreak — includes replacing 70-year-old signals between Church Avenue and Coney Island stations with a communications-based train control (CBTC) system. 

Crews also will replace the Kings Highway Interlocking and add three new signal facilities at Ditmas Avenue, Bay Parkway and Avenue X stations. 

Work on the interlocking will be completed over the next nine weekends, and CBTC work will continue during most weekends through the end of year.

Once completed, the $253 million project will improve service reliability and performance on the line, MTA officials said in a press release.


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