N Express Service is Back!

We're excited to announce the return of N express service between 36 St and 59 St stations in Brooklyn on July 29, 2019. This means a faster trip with two fewer stops.

Over the last year, we've worked to ensure your tracks and the infrastructure that supports them are strong and resilient for years to come. How did we do this?

  • Replaced 363 structural steel columns, knee braces, and connection elements
  • Repaired and replaced 726 steel roof beams
  • Repaired 100 tons of structural steel beams
  • Removed and rebuilt deteriorated concrete walls
  • Replaced subway tunnel lighting

Photo depicting the state of decay of the structural steel beams in the 4th Ave tunnel in Brooklyn
Corroded steel support beams in the 4th Ave tunnel prior to closure of express track.

 

Photo showing the repaired and replaced structural steel beams following the completion of work on the 4th Ave tunnel in Brooklyn
Repaired and replaced steel support beams in the 4th Ave tunnel

 

Photo depicting the state of decay of the structural steel beams in hte 4th Ave tunnel prior to the closure of the express tracks
Corroded structural steel columns in the 4th Ave tunnel prior to closure of the express track.

 

Photo depicting repaired and replaced structural steel columns in the 4th Ave tunnel following construction.
Repaired and replaced structural steel columns in the 4th Ave tunnel.

To protect against flooding, we:

  • Replaced and raised 18 vents that open to 4th Ave
  • Repaired leaks in vent bays
  • Rebuilt drip pans and installed new gratings, drains, and drain pipes

Ventilators along 4th Ave above the express tracks prior to construction
Ventilators along 4th Ave above the express track prior to construction

 

New, raised ventilators along 4th Ave above the express track to help prevent flooding below.
New, raised ventilators along 4th Ave above the express track to help prevent flooding below.

53 St and 45 St Customers:

You'll now take the R and transfer to/from a better, more reliable N express at 36 St or 59 St stations.

Thank you for your patience during construction.