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NYC Transit completes station expansion project

The Metropolitan Av-Lorimer Street station complex includes an expanded fare control area with new turnstiles and emergency gates.
Photo – MTA Flickr


MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) reopened the southern mezzanine of the Metropolitan Av-Lorimer Street station complex last week after capacity improvements were made as part of the L train tunnel repair project, agency officials announced in a press release.

The station expansion included:

  • two reopened station entrances, each with a newly refurbished stairway;
  • six reopened platform stairways;
  • refurbished stairways with new handrails, stair treads, railings;
  • one new platform stairway to the expanded northern mezzanine area;
  • a refurbished southern station mezzanine area;
  • an expanded fare control area with new turnstiles, emergency gates, digital signage and fare card machines; and 
  • new paint, lighting, station signage and customer information areas. 

The project was completed in six months.