The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority began renovation projects this week on nine subway stations that are part of the Sea Beach N Line, between Eighth Avenue (in Sunset Park) and 86th Street (in Bensonhurst).
The stations included in the project are Eight Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue, 18th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Bay Parkway, Kings Highway, Avenue U and 86 Street. These stations first opened for operations in 1915.
The work will include improved overpasses and platforms, new handrails and stairways, column and canopy repairs, and upgraded safety features and communication systems Repairs and upgrades to retaining walls between these stations along the right of way also will be done.
“Once these renovations are complete, customers will be greeted by modern amenities, including new lighting, Help Point Intercoms and station artwork that will greatly improve their trips along the Sea Beach Line,” Wynton Habersham, acting senior vice president of the Department of Subways, said. “We appreciate our customers’ patience while we complete this important project, and regret the inconvenience this work may cause. In order to ensure that our customers are well-informed of these station closures and alternative travel options, notices will be posted in stations and on trains, and announcements will be made on all N Subway trains.”