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9 Brooklyn N Train Stops to Close for More Than a Year as of Monday: MTA

By Aidan Gardiner | January 14, 2016 9:58am | Updated on January 14, 2016 10:17am
 An MTA New York City transit subway N train. Aug. 13, 2013.
An MTA New York City transit subway N train. Aug. 13, 2013.
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BROOKLYN — Many Brooklyn N train stations will close for more than a year starting Monday so crews can carry out renovations, MTA officials said Thursday.

Nine N line stations between Sunset Park and Gravesend join a list of 30 other transit hubs citywide that will be closed in the near future for overhauls. The L train could also stop running between Manhattan and Brooklyn for similar repairs.

The following N train stations will be affected: Eighth Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue, 18th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Bay Parkway, Kings Highway, Avenue U and 86th Street.

The N train's Manhattan-bound platforms will close starting Monday and won't reopen until March 2017, MTA officials said.

Then, the Brooklyn-bound platforms will shutter along the same stretch, they added.

The MTA said commuters hoping to reach Manhattan would have to travel deeper into Brooklyn and transfer at a station with Manhattan service.

"We appreciate our customers' patience while we complete this important project and regret the inconvenience this work may cause," said Wynton Habersham, the MTA's acting senior vice president of the department of subways.

During the renovations, which will cost about $395.7 million and should end by 2020, crews will upgrade platforms, overpasses, stairways, handrails, canopies, columns and other infrastructure, the MTA said.

Additionally, ramps and elevators for people with disabilities are coming to the Eighth Avenue and New Utrecht Avenue stations, the MTA said.

Crews will also install a better communication system and enhance safety features, the MTA said.