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New York City Transit opens new subway transfer


New York City transportation and elected officials gathered yesterday to officially open a new transfer point between MTA New York City Transit's (NYCT) Bleecker Street 6 Station uptown platform and the Broadway-Lafayette Street B D F M Station.

Through a $127 million project, NYCT rehabilitated the Bleecker Street 6 Station, including a new control area, platforms, improved lighting, upgraded communication systems and the installation of five elevators to make the station fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Riders now have access to an escalator that takes them directly from the uptown B D F M platform to the Bleecker Street 6 uptown platform. New artwork was incorporated into the design of the new transfer point, as well.

"The opening of this new transfer marks yet another milestone in our continuing efforts to provide customers with better service through more travel options," said NYCT President Thomas Prendergast in a prepared statement. "This transfer will benefit approximately 30,000 customers each weekday."

Work on the project, which was partly funded by the Federal Transit Administration, began in July 2008.

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