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New York City officials mark completion of subway station rehab projects


Yesterday, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) and local elected leaders marked the completion of an $88 million project to rehabilitate seven stations on the West End D Line in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Funded with federal stimulus dollars, the project was designed to bring the stations and elevated structure south of 62nd Street to a state of good repair, NYCT officials said in a prepared statement.

The work included installing three elevators at Bay Parkway Station to provide accessibility to disabled riders. The other six stations underwent component rehabilitation, including new rubbing boards and warning strips at all platform edges, new platform windscreens, stair modifications, repaired concrete floors at mezzanines, canopy column base concrete repairs, new windows and doors, painting, new signage and Arts for Transit installations.

In addition, structural defects were repaired from 63rd Street to north of Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.

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