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MTA planning six new accessible Queens subway stations

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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 3:39 pm

Six Queens subway stations would be among 70 citywide outfitted with elevators under the new five-year capital budget request made public by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority this week.

Information released by the MTA on Sept. 19 said its $51.5 billion proposal includes $5.5 billion for subways. The proposals for Queens would create handicapped-accessible stations for riders who use the A train at both Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park and Beach 67 Street in the Rockaways; The E/F station on Queens Boulevard in Briarwood; Broadway in the N/W line in Astoria; and M/R stations at Woodhaven Boulevard in Elmhurst and Steinway Street in Astoria.

The MTA Board votes on the capital budget request.

Funding then must be approved by Gov, Cuomo, the Legislature and Mayor de Blasio.

As of now, 121 of the city’s 472 subway stations are handicapped-accessible, including 20 of 81 stations in Queens.

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  • Irish Red posted at 12:37 pm on Tue, Sep 24, 2019.

    Irish Red Posts: 2

    Before building more escalators, perhaps the MTA should begin repairing the existing ones. One escalator on the Number 7 Flushing Line at Main Street is only in service about 19% of the time. That one, with the other two escalators at this station, are three of the five worst-performing escalators on the entire system, and the Flushing Line is the most-used line on the system.

    Building more non-working escalators is just another waste of taxpayer money by the MTA.