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MTA Announces Timeline for Astoria Blvd Station Overhaul, Station to be Closed for Nine Months

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The Astoria Boulevard subway station will be undergoing a major overhaul– starting in late June.

The MTA presented its plans to upgrade the station–which includes the installation of elevators–at a Community Board 1 committee meeting this week. The work is expected to be “substantially completed” by 2020, according to Florence Koulouris, the district manager for Community Board 1.

Koulouris said that the project is expected to take about 29 months, with the Astoria Boulevard station closed for nine months well after construction has begun.

The station’s closure will not take place until the Broadway and 39th Avenue stations have been upgraded. The MTA will be closing those stations in July for seven months in order to complete the work.

The MTA will construct four elevators at the Astoria Boulevard station—two from the street to the mezzanine, and two from the mezzanine to the platform, Koulouris said.

The agency will be making significant changes to station to accommodate the elevators. The entire mezzanine will be demolished and replaced, and the columns and foundation will be reinforced to support the weight of the elevators.

 

Read more: https://astoriapost.com/mta-announces-timeline-for-astoria-blvd-station-overhaul-station-to-be-closed-for-nine-months

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In a surprising and self-defeating move, they will demolish the middle track and install the stairs and elevator where the middle track used to be just like Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues!

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50 minutes ago, CenSin said:

In a surprising and self-defeating move, they will demolish the middle track and install the stairs and elevator where the middle track used to be just like Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues!

/s

But that middle track is useful whenever G/O's happen

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53 minutes ago, CenSin said:

In a surprising and self-defeating move, they will demolish the middle track and install the stairs and elevator where the middle track used to be just like Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues!

/s

is this confirmed? not to doubt you but is there source on this? That middle track is indeed useful whenever GO's happen. Also, doing that would require relocating the interlocking they just rehabbed. 

As I was typing this I saw your closing sarcasm tag there. :lol:

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17 minutes ago, LGA Link N train said:

But that middle track is useful whenever G/O's happen

We’re talking about the MTA here… :rolleyes:

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