BROOKLYN — A series of N line stations will finally reopen next week after being closed for more than a year for renovations, the MTA said Wednesday.
The Manhattan-bound platforms at Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht, 18th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Kings Highway, Avenue U and 86th Street, as well as the full platforms at Eighth Avenue and Bay Parkway, will reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 22, according to the agency.
The stations, which closed in January 2016, will now have “accessibility-compliant” platforms, new lighting, stairs and paint.
“These stations and right-of-way opened in the 1910s and have been in heavy daily use for more than a century. It’s a vital Brooklyn corridor that needs to be brought into a state of good repair with new amenities and technology such as an upgraded communications system,” MTA Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim said in a statement.
“When the work is finished at all nine stations and the tracks that connect them, our customers will see brighter, cleaner and safer stations and experience a smoother, more reliable ride, while our mobility impaired customers will be able to access that part of the Sea Beach line by using new ramps and new elevators.”
The $400 million renovation will continue on Coney Island-bound platforms, which will be closed for work starting in July.