One of the Largest Rapid Transit Yards in North America to Be Protected Against Future Severe Weather Events
MTA New York City Transit today announced service changes that will affect train travelers in southern Brooklyn as the agency continues to fortify and enhance the Coney Island Yard Complex. The latest phase of the project will see new flood walls, flood gates, drainage and pump stations installed to help protect the system against future severe weather events. Once completed, these fortifications will allow Coney Island Yard to withstand storm surges similar to those seen during Superstorm Sandy.
“Superstorm Sandy showed us that we need to ensure that all of our NYC Transit facilities need to be protected, resilient and fortified against future natural disasters,” said New York City Transit Interim President Craig Cipriano. “The Coney Island Yard Complex is key to maintain the structure and integrity of our subway system.”
“These enhancements to one of the largest transit yards in North America are an important step to ensure that New Yorkers have a safe, reliable transit system at all times,” said Demetrius Crichlow, Senior Vice President of Subways for MTA New York City Transit. “As we welcome New Yorkers back to work, they will see a modernized system that will be able to cope with any type of weather event.”
For 15-weeks, starting September 18, 2021, and continuing through January 3, 2022, there will be no train service between Bay 50 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av. Weekdays, trains will run to Bay 50 St every 10 minutes. Rush hours, additional trains will run from/to Bay Pkwy or 25 Av. Weekend trains will run to Bay 50 St every 12 minutes. Overnight, trains will run approximately every 20 minutes.
- For service to/from Coney Island-Stillwell Av, transfer between and , at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, 36 St or 62 St-New Utrecht Av or transfer between and at West 4th Street.
- Free Shuttle Bus between Bay 50 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av , , .
- Free MetroCard transfers available with the following bus routes connecting to nearby subway lines:
- B64 between near Bay 50 St station and Coney Island
- B1 between Bay Parkway and 25 Av stations and 86 St on the and Avenue X on the
- B82 between Bay Parkway to Coney Island , ,
- ADA-accessible stations: 62 St-New Utrecht Av , , Bay Pkwy , and Coney Island , , .
- Bay 50 St is not ADA accessible.
The Coney Island Yard complex is one of the largest rapid transit yards in North America, directly serving four main lines of track. It includes three train yards that can store up to 881 subway cars. The complex is also home to car wash, maintenance, and repair facilities, as well as substations, signal towers, and power and communications cables that support operations.
This fortification project is being managed by MTA Construction and Development and is part of the capital program.
For more information about the Coney Island Yard project, visit https://new.mta.info/system_modernization/coneyislandyard/project.