Ribbon Cut On A Train Station
The renovated Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue subway station is now officially open for business. Last Friday officials cut the ribbon on the linchpin to the $117 million renovation of the entire Rockaway ‘A’ line.
“The Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue terminal has been upgraded, modernized and transformed into an aesthetically pleasing facility that is now a fitting gateway to the services offered by the MTA,” said MTA NYC Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast.
The three year project included upgrades to the train platform and the installation of two elevators to make the station ADA compliant. A new dome enclosure was added, the platform canopy roof membrane was replaced and the canopy deck framing and support columns were freshly painted, glass artwork was installed in conjunction with the MTA’s Arts for Transit program and new security cameras were installed. The other stations along the Rockaway line should be completed by the fall.
Among those attending the ribbon cutting were Congressman Gregory Meeks; Councilman James Sanders Jr; Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder; Assemblywoman Michele Titus; Jonathan Gaska, the district manager for Community Board 14; and Kevin Alexander, the executive director of RDRC.