9 subway stations on N line shutting down for repairs

- Transit officials say work on nine stations along the N line in Brooklyn will begin Monday, January 18.

The project will be completed in two phases.

The century-old stations are between Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park and 86th Street in Bensonhurst.

Beginning Monday, the stations' Manhattan-bound platforms will be closed for the 14-month-long rehabilitation. After that work will start on the Coney Island-bound platforms.

The renovations include platform and overpass improvements, new stairways, enhanced safety features and upgraded communication systems. The Eighth Avenue station will get ADA-compliant ramps, and four elevators will be installed at the New Utrecht Avenue station for easier access to N and D trains.

Travel Alternatives from MTA.info:

For service from 86th St, Avenue U, Kings Hwy, 20 Av, 18th Av, New Utrecht Av, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy stations, take a Coney Island-bound N Subway to Bay Pkwy or Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound N

Subway train.
For service to 86th St, Avenue U, Kings Hwy, 20 Av, 18 Av, New Utrecht Av, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy stations, take the Manhattan-bound N Subway train to Bay Pkwy or 8 Av and transfer to a Coney-Island bound N Subway train.

For service to/from New Utrecht Av, customers can also take the D Subway train.

The two contractors working on this project are John P. Picone, Inc. which will rehabilitate the six stations between 8 Av and Bay Pkwy, and Skanska USA, responsible for the rehabilitation of Kings Hwy, Avenue U and 86 St. The entire project is expected to take approximately four years to complete.

Preliminary preparation work began in April 2015 on various elements of the project, including renovation work on archways, construction of temporary platforms at 8 Av and Bay Pkwy, pruning trees from along the tracks and the renovation of unstaffed control areas.

Service notices will also be posted on the MTA website, www.mta.info.

For detailed information visit http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/NLine2016/.

Brochures explaining the station closures and outlining alternative service will be given to customers at subway stations before January 18.

Customers may log on to www.mta.info and click on Planned Service Changes for the most up-to-date information.

Remember that TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes all service diversions into account.

In addition, customers can receive customized alerts via e-mail or text message by signing up here: http://www.mymtaalerts.com.

With the Associated Press

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