Friday, January 22, 2016
Forest Hills subway station to be shut down for 2 months
From the Queens Tribune:
The MTA says that the 67th Avenue station on the Rego Park/Forest Hills border will be shut down completely for as much as two months while it is revamped and brought into the 21st century.
Kevin Ortiz, an MTA Spokesperson, said it is one of the stations that will be renovated as part of the Governor’s Station Enhancement Initiative. He noted that right now, “It is too early to get into the scope and schedule of the project.”
He said that they couldn’t tell when the work will be done, but it will take between 6-12 months to complete and there is a possibility that there will be a full station closure of approximately six to eight weeks.
Some of the updates seen in this initiative will be the installation of Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile payments and ticketing to replace the MetroCard. The new station will also provide USB ports on subway trains, buses and in stations to allow customers to charge their mobile devices.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 1:09 AM
Labels: Forest Hills, MTA, repairs, subway, wifi
I am sure this government run project will be run in a quick, efficient, and timely manner...
However, if it is not, the big problem is The Donald is very busy right now and cannot come in to save the day on this one like he did with the Wollman Rink or Trump Links...
USB ports to charge your device....but will there be any countdown clocks so that you can actually find out when the train is coming??
"mobile payments and ticketing to replace the MetroCard"? What about seniors and people who don't have or don't want expensive smart phones? This upgrade like everything else in the MTA will go on FOREVER.
I don't CARE about USB ports and wifi, jesus. It's nice, sure, but I'd rather they put that money to fix leaks, collect garbage, put staff in the booths at night, install countdown clocks, add MORE FREAKING TRAINS, pretty much anything else. When they raise the fares again and use these "improvements" as an excuse I'm going to be freakin livid :(
The station needs better lighting. The MTA needs to stop treating underground stations like they're bathrooms and stop using those cheap bathroom tiles on the walls. They're all white and eventually turn yellow and start to fall off the wall thru time. Some of the stations in other countries are bright and have decent artwork displayed on the walls. The NYC subway system is a dinosaur.
I'm sure a quick coat of paint is in the plan also.
And yes, the paint job will be peeling in a year or so...
Agree with the other commenters. If there was a station that should be at the bottom of priorities like this it would be the 67th station, which is usually a ghost town. They need to close the entire station while they do this?
USB ports!!! Power to the people or is it the rabble?
It will be hilarious when the MTA boobs send too much power to the alleged "USB ports" and electrocute a few hundred phones and mobile devices.
Crap! My station is getting a bunch of "upgrades" that nobody needs! At least I guess they'll be rehoming the old man who has lived in the station for at least six years.
All sizzle no steak
The new station will also provide USB ports on subway trains, buses and in stations to allow customers to charge their mobile devices.
The new station will provide USB ports on subway trains?
Now how is that?
Maybe because the service is at standstill most of the times so the trains will become the stations equipped with USB ports.
Misplaced priorities, someone is making good money (taxpayer financed) on this UPGRADE.
A quick coat of paint is very economical but also looks cheap. They should give this station the 'Hudson Yards' treatment.
Trump and Biden are right (and so was the Met player all those years ago)-- NYC's infrastructure is a mess. I learned this the hard way when I had knee surgery a few years ago. Go to to Washington DC, Boston -- acceptable for people without total mobility. But the stellar system that I've dealt with is Hong Kong (more folks than we ever transport). It is clean, elevators at 99% of stations are always functioning. We fund China (HK is their wealthy child). How about funding and not stealing the funding, politicians?
They want to put retail shops on the mezzanine level and install an elevator, redo all stairwells, change lighting, and upgrade all platform flooring.
Where do the homeless fit into this plan ??
This is a lot of modernizing for a local stop at the end of the line. How about modernizing the tracks and that thomas edison prototype switch system.
Phasing out the metrocard, usb charging and wifi? I don't think these people listen to the shit coming out of their mouths
Has anyone seen the bleecker st. stop? It looks like a disco. I think that's what they have in mind here.
LOL! USB ports? Pish! Tosh!
In place of an adequate transpotation system in Queens, we get USB ports.
Beam me to work Scotty, via my USB port.
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