2011-02-04 / Top Stories

Service Restored At 3 Rockaway A-Train Stations

Two Other Platforms To Close This Month

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced the reopening of three Manhattan-bound platforms at Rockaway A-Train stations.

Those stations and platforms are the Manhattan-bound platforms at the Beach 25 Street-Wavecrest Station, the Beach 44 Street-Frank Avenue Station and the Beach 67 Street-Gaston Avenue Stations, all of which reopened on Friday evening, January 28.

The rehabilitation of these stations is part of a $117 million project encompassing nine stations on the Rockaway Peninsula. The work on the line includes new canopies over the stairs and platforms, redesign of the area around the station booth, renewal of mezzanine and platform floors, replacing platform edges and ADA tactile warning strips, the installation of vandal-resistant fluorescent lighting and a new, high-quality public address system. ADA elevators will be installed at the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station. In addition, NYC Transit is replacing track panels on both the Far Rockaway and Rockaway Park branches.

On Monday, February 14, the Manhattan-bound platforms of the Beach 36 Street-Edgemere and Beach 60 Street stations will close for approximately 18 weeks for rehabilitation.

Work on this branch along with the installation of ADA elevators at Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

Customers may visit www.mta.info to check for Current Service Status as well as to plan their trip with Trip Planner or call Travel Information at 718-330- 1234, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily. Customers may also try the new On the Go iPhone/iPad app at http://onthego.mta.info.

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