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NYCT renovates Jay Street station, offers new R line transfer


MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) recently completed a four-year, $164.5 million project to overhaul the Jay Street complex in downtown Brooklyn.

The project included renovating the Jay Street/Borough Hall station by reorganizing the fare control areas to improve customer flow, reorganizing station rooms, upgrading power systems, and installing a new communication system, lighting, flooring and wall tiles.

NYCT also created a new connection between the Jay Street station and Lawrence Street/Metro Tech station, enabling passengers to transfer between the A, C and F lines at Jay Street to the R line at Lawrence Street. MTA expects 35,000 passengers to use the transfer daily. In addition, the agency renamed the entire complex the Jay Street/Metro Tech Station.

“The new station dramatically improves the way that New Yorkers travel to and through downtown Brooklyn,” said MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jay Walder in a prepared statement.

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