Sutter Av-Rutland Rd, Junius St Stations on 3 Line Reopen

The Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St stations on the 3 Subway line in Brooklyn have reopened for service in both directions after major renovations that included newly rehabilitated platforms, light poles, mezzanine walls and doors, new windows, and tactile warning strips at the platform edge.

Both stations are more than a century old. They were part of an $88 million rehabilitation of seven elevated stations along the New Lots Av Line in the Brownsville and East New York neighborhoods and were closed for service to facilitate extensive repairs in October 2016. 

“The Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St stations are on elevated tracks and have open-air platforms that have been exposed to the weather every day, every hour, for nearly a hundred years. With these station renewals, you’re seeing our capital program dollars at work bringing seven stations that originally opened in the 1920s to a state of good repair.  Our customers who endured the inconvenience of these stations’ temporary closing will now reap the benefits of that work, with newly rehabilitated stations and the return of 3 Subway train service to Sutter-Rutland and Junius," said MTA New York City Transit Acting President Darryl Irick. 

The five other stations that were part of the rehabilitation project were Saratoga Av, Rockaway Av, Pennsylvania Av, Van Siclen Av, and New Lots Av. Work has finished at all of the stations except New Lots Av, where repairs are ongoing as the station remained open during repairs. At New Lots Av, component repairs will include the installation of a new exterior metal panel façade, repairs to mezzanine beams and concrete floors, and reconfiguration of the existing fare control area.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to spend $14.5 billion for other improvements to the NYC Transit subway system over the next few years, including $4 billion for stations, $4.5 billion for signals and track work, and $1.7 billion for new cars, as detailed in the latest amendment to the MTA's Capital Program. The MTA also has launched a comprehensive Six-Point Plan to make immediate improvements to subway service, including a $1 million Genius challenge to find innovative ways to modernize the subway system quickly.  

“These long-term initiatives, together with our Six-Point Plan for immediate improvements and Governor Cuomo's million-dollar Genius Challenge, demonstrate massive resources and efforts focused right now on fixing and modernizing New York City’s century-old Subway system,” said MTA Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim.