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MTA reopens two elevated rail stations in Brooklyn

The Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road station
Photo – Metropolitan Transportation Authority


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) yesterday reopened two elevated rail stations in Brooklyn after a months-long rehabilitation project.

Located on the No. 3 rail line, the Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road and Junius Street stations reopened for service in both directions yesterday morning. The rehab work included adding platform windscreens, guardrails, concrete panels and light poles.

Crews also replaced the stations' mezzanine infrastructure, including exterior and interior walls, windows, doors and floor services. In addition, workers installed new tactile warning strips at the platforms' edges.

The century-old stations are part of an $88 million rehabilitation project for seven elevated stations in Brooklyn's Brownsville and East New York neighborhoods. The stops were closed in both directions in October 2016.

"The Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St stations are on elevated tracks and have open-air platforms that have been exposed to the weather every day, every hour, for nearly 100 years," said MTA New York City Transit Acting President Darryl Irick. "With these station renewals, you're seeing our capital program dollars at work bringing seven stations that originally opened in the 1920s to a state of good repair."

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