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Two Stations on the No. 6 line Reopened as Rehab Work Continues

Customers on the Pelham line in Bronx now have two more things to smile about....newly rehabbed stations.

The Elder Ave. and St. Lawrence Ave. stations reopened this week as work on an $89 million, 5-station renovation of the No. 6 line continues to improve service for our customers. Subway service resumed at both stations after being closed for eight months in both directions in order to accomplish the renovations.

The project included new mezzanines, new platform floors, windscreens, tactile warning strips and canopy roofs, as well as electrical upgrades and the installation of fluorescent lighting. While service at these stations will be restored, there is still work to be completed, including the installation of new interior and exterior wall panels and the upgrading of the stations' electrical and communications systems.

Customers can look forward to new art installations, as well. Hundreds of artists competed to design each of the pieces.

The stations will also be painted and artwork will be installed in the platform windscreens and mezzanine windows. The entire rehabilitation is scheduled for completion in early 2012. This will mark the end of the five-station renovation on the Pelham No. 6 line which included: Whitlock Avenue, Elder Avenue, Morrison Avenue-Soundview, St. Lawrence Avenue and Parkchester.

Customers should note that fare-free boarding on local buses and the late night extension of the Bx4 bus service in the area have been discontinued.

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info to sign up for free email and text message alerts or dial 511, the New York State travel information line, for MTA customer service and travel information.

The Land Between Two Waters Artwork
Morrison Avenue-Soundview
MARIA CRISTALLI AND MARC BROWN
The Land Between Two Waters
Forged steel windscreen

A Day in Parkchester Artwork
Parkchester
WILLIAM LOW
A Day in Parkchester
Faceted glass on stairwell

Bronx River View Artwork
Whitlock Avenue
BARBARA GRYGUTIS
Bronx River View
Stainless steel sculptural seating and windscreen

For more photos of the rehabilitated stations and artwork, click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtaphotos/sets/72157627790200941/