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1/9/2020



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Metro-North Railroad to make three stations accessible


Metro-North Railroad will complete upgrades to the Williams Bridge, Woodlawn and Wakefield stations.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad officials yesterday announced the commuter railroad will make the Williams Bridge, Woodlawn and Wakefield stations in the Bronx, New York, accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

The effort is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) 2020-24 capital plan. 

Two elevators on the northbound and southbound platforms at each station will be installed, and two staircases and two shelters each will be installed at the Williams Bridge and Woodlawn stations, Metro-North officials said in a press release.

Crews will replace tactile warning strips as needed, and repair concrete and other parts of the platforms.

Of Metro-North Railroad’s 85 stations in New York, 60 now are accessible. Seventy-eight percent of Metro-North stations will be accessible under the MTA's $4.7 billion capital plan, officials said.



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