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MTA Completes Re-NEW-vation at Junction Boulevard 7 Reaching 50 Subway Stations Systemwide

New York City Transit
Updated October 12, 2023 3:15 p.m.
50th ReNEWvation

Re-NEW-vation Program Now Permanently Funded for At Least 50 Stations Annually 

11 More Stations to be Re-NEW-vated by End of 2023 

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced New York City Transit (NYCT) completed structural and aesthetic renovations at Junction Boulevard station on the  in Corona, Queens, delivering on its commitment to complete 50 Station Re-NEW-vations by the end of 2023. The Station Re-NEW-vation program will now be a permanent program within NYCT Department of Subways which will rehabilitate, clean, and enhance 50 stations across the subway system annually.  

At Junction Boulevard, transit workers completely rebuilt three degraded stairways from street level to the station mezzanine, in addition to securing stairway treads, welding new safety grips, and repainting stairway columns throughout the station. Iconic subway globes located at the entrances of the station were also replaced. Additional station improvement included removing outdated signs, deep cleaning and replacing where necessary emergency lighting, installing new LED lights to brighten darkened areas providing customers with a sense of greater safety, securing loose floor tiles in trouble spots, repairing concrete tripping hazards on platforms, and scrubbing acid etched wall tiles and replacing tiles where needed. The entire station was also scraped, primed and repainted providing customers with a brighter station environment.  

“We pledged to customers to re-NEW-vate 50 stations by the end of 2023, and I am thrilled that we have delivered,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “Faster, cleaner, and safer is New York City Transit’s North Star guiding everything we do to improve the customer experience. By re-NEW-vating 50 subway stations with more to come we are bringing tangible, visible enhancements to stations used by hundreds of thousands of customers every day.” 

“Every part of a customer's journey is important including the physical aesthetics of stations, which must be kept to high standards,” said NYC Transit Senior Vice President of Subways Demetrius Crichlow. "The Station Re-NEW-vation Program will ensure that station maintenance remains a top priority and I'm proud of the great work the NYCT team has accomplished over these many weekends." 

As part of the continuation of the program NYCT also announced the next 11 stations that will undergo renovations including: 

Morris Park   
Whitehall St  
Hunters Point Ave   
Avenue J   
Baychester Av   
Aqueduct Racetrack 
Ditmas Ave    
8th St – NYU   
Parkside Ave 
Howard Beach-JFK Airport  
Court St  

NYCT’s Re-NEW-vation Program takes advantage of planned weekend service outages to complete needed work, minimizing impact to customers. During Re-NEW-vations, stations receive extensive functional and aesthetic upgrades including new coats of paint, replacement of station tiling, rehabbed station entrances, new and brighter lighting and refurbishment or replacement of outdated signage.  

NYCT has completed the following work at the first 50 station Re-NEW-vations: 
918 metal signs replaced 
41 new decals installed 
45 outdated, damaged or unnecessary signs and maps removed 
75,000 sq. ft. of wall tile replaced 
1.5 million sq. ft. of repainted surfaces 
10,000 new light fixtures installed 
3,500 sq. ft. of floor tiles replaced 

“The sign of a developed society is not that everyone has cars, it’s that the wealthy take public transportation,” said State Senator Jessica Ramos. “Clean, cared-for stations are going to draw people back to the MTA, and it is what transit riders deserve. Ridership of the has remained consistent because it serves essential workers who have kept the city going through recent tough times. They deserve the investment we are unveiling here at Junction Boulevard today.” 

"I'm glad to know that aesthetic fixes have been made to the Junction Blvd  train station,” said Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas. “All New Yorkers, including my neighbors and constituents, deserve to ride a world-class public transit system that we can be proud of. These renovations will boost our tourism and economy and reminds visitors why New York City is so special. I continue to urge that we make train stations accessible to our disabled New Yorkers and look forward to our joint advocacy for the funding necessary to help the MTA and NYC Transit make it so."  

"Ensuring quicker and more secure transportation to my constituents is a top priority," said Council Member Francisco Moya. "I'm grateful that the MTA is dedicating resources to provide upgrades to the Junction Blvd. station on the  line, a vital step in enhancing the daily commute for our residents.” 

“Every New Yorker deserves to walk through clean and safe subway stations as they make their way across our city,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “I’m proud to say that the Junction Boulevard  train station is the 50th stop to get a re-NEW-vation from the MTA, and I can’t wait to see even more Queens stations get a much-needed facelift through this critical deep cleaning program.”