The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced crews have completed renovation of the Atlantic Av-Barclays Center subway station in Brooklyn as part of New York City Transit’s Re-NEW-vation campaign to bring targeted resources to rebuild components of the station within a 55-hour window. The Atlantic Av-Barclays Center BQ re-NEW-vation included a number of station enhancements with crews replacing broken tiles, repairing stairway treads, replacing burnt bulbs and adding additional LED light fixtures, securing loose floor tiles, repainting sections of the ceiling, and removing outdated signage. In addition, crews scraped, primed, and painted the entire station. Security cameras were also added to the platform.
With 13 station re-NEW-vations announced last month, NYC Transit is on track to complete 34 stations by the end of June, with a goal of 50 re-NEW-vated stations by the end of 2023. Thus far in 2023, NYC Transit has completed 16 re-NEW-vations.
Stations are selected based on planned weekend outages to minimize impact to customers, and following initial deep cleanings and repairs, routine and specialized cleaning will maintain this level of cleanliness.
“I am thrilled to welcome and train customers in Brooklyn to their Re-New-vated station,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “Completing yet another station demonstrates our commitment to providing customers a faster, cleaner, and safer experience in the transit system. By bringing real, tangible improvements to stations that are already impacted by planned work, we are both speeding up customer’s journeys and making the stations they use visibly better and more pleasant.”
About the Station Re-NEW-vation Program
The Station Re-NEW-vation Program is one of the major initiatives in NYC Transit’s Faster, Cleaner and Safer plan to improve subway customer experience. The program was initiated with a soft launch over the summer of 2022 on the line in the Bronx, deep cleaning and renovating components of nine stations along the Grand Concourse line while the stations were closed for state of good repair work. Cleanliness is one of the top five attributes customers cite in surveys that would improve satisfaction and encourage them to travel more. In response, NYC Transit developed this program integrating renovations into planned station outages.