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Final Phase of Nearly $400M Renovations at N Line Stations Begins July 31

Sea Beach line customers or riders heading to Coney Island will want to carve out a bit of extra time for their beach days this summer: The final phase of a massive $395.7 renovation project at nine N Subway stations will begin at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 31, with the Coney Island-bound platforms at those stations closed to service. 

During the renovations, southbound N Subway trains will run express from 8 Av to Coney Island-Stillwell, stopping at 8 Av and Bay Pkwy where temporary platforms will be set up to allow customers to transfer to northbound trains for service to the affected stations. Customers can use nearby stations on the D Subway and F Subway lines.

Southbound N trains will not stop at these stations at all hours from Monday, July 31, to late 2018: 

  • Fort Hamilton Pkwy
  • New Utrecht Av
  • 18 Av
  • 20 Av
  • Kings Hwy
  • Avenue U
  • 86 St

The nine stations, which originally opened in 1915, have been undergoing renovations that include improved platforms and overpasses, new stairways and handrails, repairs to canopies and columns, painting and the rehabilitation of historic head house station entrances and fare control areas, enhanced safety features, and upgraded communication systems, which will create better travel conditions for customers. Two stations, 8 Av and New Utrecht Av, will become ADA-compliant, with two ADA-compliant ramps added to 8 Av and four elevators to be installed at New Utrecht Av to ease transfers between the D Subway and N Subway lines. Work will also take place between stations with repairs to retaining walls along the right of way. 

“The Sea Beach corridor opened over 100 years ago and needs to be brought into a state of good repair while adding new amenities and technology to improve our customers’ experience. When the work is finished at all nine stations and the tracks that connect them, our customers will see brighter, cleaner and safer stations and experience a smoother, more reliable ride, while our mobility impaired customers will be able to access that part of the Sea Beach line by using new ramps and new elevators," MTA Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim said. 

MTA New York City Transit personnel will be on site at every affected station during mornings and evenings before and after the service change to answer questions and provide assistance.