Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Brand new subway station already falling apart

From the NY Post:

The brand-new Hudson Yards subway station has turned into the city’s largest water park — with the $2.4 billion 7-train terminus plagued by mold, leaks, flooded bathrooms and water damage that has shut nearly half the escalators.

The Hell’s Kitchen terminus has been open for just seven months, but due to flaws in its design and construction, it already has as many problems as much older stops in the MTA’s decaying subway system.

“They f- -ked up,” declared Louie Berkey, a plumber from Staten Island who said he saw right away that the work on the station was shoddy. “They didn’t install the ceiling here right. It’s not waterproof.”

Riders at the station can look up and see brown mold and drops seeping out of the ceiling, including right over the escalators.

The bathrooms are closed until further notice, and two of the five escalators have been out of commission since last month. The working escalators are often covered with water and slippery.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's called job security! They built it like that on purpose so they can keep workers working! Why do you think they just fix the signals on the 7 line without ever actually replacing the signals system for a new one? Why do you think we can't use better pavement on our roads to keep them from always cracking? It's called job security! The government agencies know of it very well!

JQ LLC said...


Reportedly, repairs are going to cost another 3 million.

This and that dishwasher gasket downtown. All that money that could have replaced said signals system, replaced old damaged tracks, remove mold from hundreds of other stations, that could have renovated old posts, platforms and staircases ahead of schedule, that could have built elevator access to el stations for the handicapped and elderly, that could have went to rebuilding the abandoned rockaway line...

...gone.

What was the incompetent piece of shit company that got the contract for this dump? which is even beneath the dignity of the smelliest homeless person to sleep in.

Anonymous said...

"So, vat else is new, dahleeng?"
Modern stuff is built like shit! Union bullying and illegal help.

GaryW said...

Close enough for Gov't work.

Anonymous said...

And in Queens, is the new Police Academy in College Point also experiencing difficulties as well???

Anonymous said...

Yay Unions! Yay Government work!

You get what you tax for!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see that 4.7 billion and paying through the nose for licensed union labor buys you a job no better than an illiterate illegal immigrant can do.

Why do I get the feeling that no one will be punished or penalized for this?

Anonymous said...

How about the 42nd Street Grand Central stop on the 7. The escalators are constantly breaking down. The paint on the ceiling is cracking. You can see black mold coming out from the walls. Whats worse is that the fans that were installed to clean up the air on the platform spew hot air back down to the platform on very hot days. There is nothing grand about that station. It's a piece of shit!!

Anonymous said...

Last Saturday evening, the elevator was cordoned off due to flooding ... that is a real handicap to anyone in a wheelchair ...

Anonymous said...

Almost 5 billion dollars and the roof is not even waterproof. Did they not inspect this place before it opened? Now a train/bus ride will be $5 to pay for the "subpar" work. Might as well be the MTA's middle name now. WTF!!!

Scooter Debouter said...

The whole NYC subway system was built for less than $100 million. Today they spend $4 billion for a ten block extension with one station and a leaky roof.

And can anyone tell me why the NYCTA can't keep its escalators working. You almost never see a broken escalator in a privately owned and managed store or office building, but find that the subway system's equipment hardly ever works? And why do the transit authority's repairs take months or years, when private industry gets their's fixed in just a few hours?

Last question, why do the subway's tiles always look so dingy, like they were washed down with dirty water? You go to Paris or London which have older systems than New York and their subway's tiles sparkle. It cant be for lack of labor. The MTA spends 79% of it's revenue on personnel, while for Paris it is 39%.

Anonymous said...

The MTA is run by and made up of plain lazy people. They just show up for their check.