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NYCT preps for Penn Station subway complex repairs
MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) late last week unveiled plans for structural repairs and improvements at the 34th Street-Penn Station subway complex.
The work includes leak mitigation and repairs to the structural steel and concrete infrastructure, such as station entrances, walls and ceilings.
Crews also will upgrade electrical systems and install new flooring in mezzanine areas, NYCT officials said in a press release. Two mezzanines will be upgraded with glass barriers, security cameras, LED lighting, and enhanced signage for easier navigation.
Work is slated to begin May 20 and continue for about eight months. The subway complex includes stations on the Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue rail lines.
"Penn Station is a critical hub in the regional transit network, and the two subway stations within this complex are two of the busiest in our entire subway system," said NYCT President Andy Byford. "We simply cannot afford to have a major connection point like this fall into disrepair. This hub especially needs to be state-of-the-art, clean and easy to navigate — and it will be, once this important work is complete."
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