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New York City Transit reopens renovated Brooklyn stations

NYCT's Pennsylvania Avenue Station
Photo – Metropolitan Transportation Authority

MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) on Monday reopened two rehabbed train stations in Brooklyn.

The Saratoga Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue stations were closed for renewal work in April as part of an $88 million capital project to rehabilitate seven elevated stations along the 3 line.

Station improvements included installation of new windscreens, platform lighting, benches, trash receptacles, guard rails and tactile warning strips on platforms for riders with disabilities. Both stations were painted, while the fare control areas were reconfigured to allow better customer flow, NYCT officials said in a press release.

Although the stations are open for service, new windows and a new facade on the mezzanine have yet to be installed.

EE Cruz Co. Inc. is the construction contractor. The next two stations to close for renewal are Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road and Junius Street, also in Brooklyn. Work on those stations is scheduled to begin Oct. 3 and last for about five months.

All stations in the NYCT's renewal project are on the New Lots Avenue branch.

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