NYC MTA Announces More ADA Upgrades

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New York City’s MTA recently announced a full slate of access upgrades to three Harlem Metro-Railroad Stations and three Queens Long Island Railroad Stations. These upgrades will include the addition of street and platform elevators, accessible sidewalks, accessible parking and curb-cuts.

“We are using every tool at our disposal to make stations accessible with modernized equipment that will provide customers with smoother and reliable service,” said MTA Construction & Development President Jamie Torres-Springer.

The Harlem Metro-North Railroad upgrades include:

Scarsdale Station

  • Accessible sidewalk to the street level elevator
  • Accessible elevator installed on inbound platform
  • Accessible walkway from elevator to station platform and overpass

Hartsdale Station

  • Two accessible elevators from street level to the platforms
  • Accessible sidewalk to the street level elevators
  • Accessible walkway from the elevators to the overpass

Purdy’s Station

  • Accessible elevator on the north end of the parking lot
  • Accessible sidewalk from elevator to station entrance

The Queens Long Island Railroad upgrades include:

Locust Manor Station

  • One accessible elevator to the eastbound platform
  • One accessible elevator to the westbound platform
  • Accessible sidewalks to the elevators

 Laurelton Station

  • An accessible elevator to the platform
  • An accessible sidewalk to the elevator

St. Albans Station

  • An accessible elevator to the platform
  • An accessible sidewalk to the elevator from both entrances
  • Accessible parking near the new elevator

These access upgrades are part of the ongoing work of the MTA Capital Program.

 

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