N. Y. Citiy Subway work, B,C, 72nd st. 86th St. STa., Myrtle Avenue Completed, L-line shutdown meetings

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N. Y. Citiy Subway work, B,C, 72nd st. 86th St. STa., Myrtle Avenue Completed, L-line shutdown meetings
Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:38 PM

Deleted post  since corrected post is below.  Thank you.

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Posted by Warren J on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 2:01 PM
Dave, Your entire post is cut off on the right side. Could you reformat so we can see all of the text?
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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:49 AM

Ag\in, the corrected postin is below.


I had done just that before posting it.  Spent about 45 minutes of my time doing it.

It looked fine in the window when I posted it.  Apparenlty, thorugh some quirk of the internet, like New York's MTA not wishing their messages to be altered in any way, the posting actually reformatted itself to present the problem I spent my time trying to correct.

(You remember one time I posted a news item and Metro Norh switched it to a blurb from Gov, Cuomo!) 

Please go to New York State MTA to read the whole message.  I cannot correct the problem without the edit button.  And some of the news was posted as news on this Forum,

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:12 PM

Trying a new technique.   Hope it works well:


MTA NYC Transit to Perform Subway Station
 and Improvements at 34 St-Penn Station on
 1 2 3 A C E Lines
Penn Station LIRR-Subway Complex Will Remain Open
, Service Unaffected
 During Project
MTA New York City Transit announced today that structural repairs and
 station improvements at the 34 St-Penn Station subway complex on the
 Seventh Avenue  and Eighth Avenue lines will begin on Sunday,
May 20. Both stations will remain open and service will be unaffected
 for the duration of the work. 
“Penn Station is a critical hub in the regional transit network, and the two
 subway stations within this complex are two of the busiest in our entire
 subway system. For many visitors to New York City, this station complex is
 their first experience of the New York Subway. We simply cannot afford to
 have a major connection point like this fall into disrepair. This hub especially
 needs to be state-of-the-art, clean and easy to navigate – and it will be,
 once this important work is complete,” said MTA New York City Transit
 President Andy Byford.   
Crews will make significant repairs at the stations, including leak mitigation
 and repairs to the structural steel and concrete infrastructure such as station
 entrances, walls and ceilings. Other improvements and upgrades include
 improved electrical systems like cables, conduits, lighting boards, new flooring
 in mezzanine areas, new stair treads and illuminated handrails and new wall
 tiles. Two mezzanines will be upgraded with glass barriers, security cameras,
 LED lighting for increased light and energy efficiency, digital screens, and
 enhanced signage for easier navigation including digital, real-time service
change and train and bus arrival information. 
Three entrances will be refurbished with new stairs, railings, lighting and
 electronic signage that will display service and train information. Two of those
 entrances, on the northeast and southeast corners of West 33rd Street and
 Eighth Avenue, and a  entrance on the southwest corner of West 34th Street
 and Seventh Avenue, will feature new canopies. The entrance at the northwest
 corner of West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue will be enhanced with glass
 panels and new digital signage. 
Subway service on the  lines at these stations is not affected during the work,
 and both stations will remain open for subway service and for connections to
 NJ Transit, Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road though for customer safety, some
 passageways and turnstile areas may be closed during demolition and repairs.
Some of the repairs will be performed during overnights to minimize disruptions
 to customers, though small areas may be closed temporarily as crews work on
 various parts of the mezzanines and turnstile areas. The affected station
 entrances for 34 St-Penn Station will be closed one at a time to allow for
 continued customer flow into and out of the station.  
The contract for the projects was awarded in February 2018.  MTA staff
has conducted extensive outreach to local community boards, businesses,
elected officials and other nearby stakeholders recently detailing the work,
and signage at the affected stations and terminal areas will be posted
ahead of the scheduled start to alert customers of the work, which is
scheduled for less than eight months.
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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:25 AM

Worked this time.   Hope it stays that way!

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