Refresh is First of Nine at Stations Along Concourse Line
MTA New York City Transit President Richard Davey and Senior Vice President of Subways Demetrius Crichlow visited employees working on the station refresh at the Norwood-205 St train station in the Bronx on Saturday, July 23.
The work, which is nearing completion, is being done by the Department of Subways and piggybacks off MTA Construction and Development's work along the Concourse Line to address structural defects between the 161 St-Yankee Stadium and Bedford Park Boulevard stations.
“Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for our riders,” Davey said. “By improving stations while repairing structural defects along the tracks, we can improve the overall experience for customers who depend on mass transit.”
“In order to bring riders back to the subway, we need to continue to work towards a state-of-the-art transit system, both in stations and on trains,” Crichlow said. “I want to thank our crews for the work they’ll be doing in the Bronx to improve the subway system.”
The scope of work involved in the Norwood-205 St station refresh included:
- Power washing floors, stairways and tile walls
- Cleaning of benches, trash receptacles and fare collection equipment
- Track tile and concrete floor repairs
- Work to prevent water intrusion
- Drain repairs
- Light fixture replacement
- Gum and decal removal
Crews will also use the ongoing track outages between the 161 St- Yankee Stadium and Bedford Park Boulevard stations to inspect infrastructure, perform switch maintenance and repair defective rails.
Through December 2022, crews will perform station refresh work at eight other stations along the / lines:
- 182-183 Sts
- 170 St
- Fordham Rd
- Kingsbridge Rd
- Tremont Av
- Bedford Park Blvd
- 167 St
- 174-175 Sts