PARK SLOPE — Transit officials will unveil plans Thursday for a $400,000 renovation at the Seventh Avenue F/G station that would add more turnstiles and relocate the agent booth.
MTA officials are scheduled to present the proposed overhaul at the Community Board 6 transportation committee meeting. The public can ask questions at the meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Visitation Parish Chapel at 98 Richards St. in Red Hook.
The renovation would "eliminate congestion and improve customer flow and convenience," according to an MTA report. The proposed changes include moving the agent booth to the station's Seventh Avenue side, where 65 percent of riders enter the station.
The MTA also wants to close part of the station's "free-zone passageways" — the 550-feet of hallways on the station's mezzanine level.
Some locals say there's a major gap on the MTA's list of proposed changes.
The neighborhood group Preserve Park Slope wants the MTA to make the station easier to use for people who have difficulty with stairs.
"The Seventh Avenue station serves over 12,000 people on an average weekday, and is the primary public transit route serving NY Methodist Hospital," Preserve Park Slope said in a statement on its website.
"It is evident that a subway station serving this many people, as well as a major hospital, should be accessible to those who cannot easily climb or descend stairs."
PPS says the accessibility issue will only grow as Methodist expands and builds a new outpatient center that's expected to bring about 100,000 patients each year to the neighborhood.
An MTA spokesman responded that there are now 86 "fully accessible" stations in the subway system and that the agency is on its way to meeting the goal of having 100 accessible stations by 2020.
"Given the configuration of certain stations and the age of the system, it is simply impossible or cost prohibitive to make every station accessible,” said spokesman Kevin Ortiz. “Focusing on the key stations allows us to focus precious resources on stations that will have the most impact — stations with higher ridership and/or that serve as key transfer points."