Central Av. M Station Reopens Following Rehab
MTA New York City Transit announces the reopening of the Central Av. subway station on the Myrtle Avenue line. Effective 4 p.m., Friday, August 16, Central Av. will again be open to the public following a five-month station rehabilitation project.
“We’re happy to return the Central Avenue station to the nearly 3,500 daily customers in Bushwick who once again, have access to a one-seat ride into Manhattan,” said Acting NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco. “This station is vastly improved thanks to the investments of the MTA Capital Program, and we look forward to completing work at three other stations along the Myrtle Avenue Line in the near future.”
Work at Central Av. included:
• Entire reconstruction of the control house
• Refurbishment of the station agent booth
• Full replacement of street and platform stairs, new canopies
• Installation of new windscreens, including MTA Arts for Transit artwork (see below for details)
• Structural repairs throughout the station
• Installation of new drainage system
• Repair of column bases
The station renewal project at the Central Av. station is part of a $47 million, FTA-funded project being performed at five stations along the line. Renewal work at the Knickerbocker Av. station was completed in February. Component work is currently being performed at three stations in Queens (Seneca Av., Forest Av., and Fresh Pond Rd.).
The Central Av. station was closed on March 9, 2013 for this $11 million station renewal.
MTA Arts for Transit: Entitled Generation Dynamica, artist George Bates has created stainless steel sculptural panels that depict larger characters encompassing smaller figures in silhouette, referencing cross-cultural and cross-historical groups in the community.
Generation Dynamica celebrates the ideas about how communities are in flux and are shaped by the contributions and aspirations of its individuals and their histories.
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