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MTA Announces Manhattan-Bound Service Has Resumed at 82 St–Jackson Heights and 111 St Stations in Queens

Construction & Development
Updated April 19, 2024 9:15 p.m.
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Starting May 6, Flushing-Bound Service at 82 St–Jackson Heights and 111 St Stations to be Suspended Until Q1 2025

Project is Part of State of Good Repair Work at Seven Stations that will Result in Better and More Efficient Service Along the 7 Line

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that service has been restored on the Manhattan-bound platforms at 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St stations on the  line in Queens, which marks an exciting milestone in the broader package of state of good repair improvements at seven stations on the Flushing line. With construction complete, the tens of thousands of daily weekday customers who commute at these two stations will have an easier and faster connection into Manhattan.

82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St  stations both required intensive steel repair of platform structures. The structural steel beams had reached a stage of corrosion that necessitated a full replacement, including a replacement of the concrete platform, which was also showing significant wear and tear. In addition, three staircases – two mezzanine-to-platform and one street-to-mezzanine – were replaced at each station with new stair treads and handrails to increase accessibility.

While Manhattan-bound service was suspended during structural platform repairs, the project team made a host of other station environment upgrades including a new canopy roof at 82 St-Jackson Heights  and new windscreens, light fixtures, and station repainting at both stations.

With Manhattan-bound service restored, crews will begin making similar repairs on the Flushing-bound platforms. Beginning Monday, May 6 and continuing through Q1 2025, trains will not stop at the 82 St Flushing-bound platform. Customers travelling Flushing-bound to 82 St can exit at 90 St and take a Manhattan-bound train to 82 St. trains will also not stop at 111 St Flushing-bound platform. Customers travelling Flushing-bound to 111 St  can exit at Mets-Willets Pt  and take a Manhattan-bound train to 111 St .

“Following the completion of significant structural repair work, residents of Jackson Heights and Corona can now enjoy restored Manhattan-bound service on the newly refurbished 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St  station platforms,” said New York City Transit President Richard Davey. “This sort of work is critical to keeping our subway system in a state of good repair, and we will now begin making the same upgrades on the Flushing-bound platforms. I thank customers for their patience as we work to bring these stations into the 21st century and deliver a faster, cleaner, and safer transit experience.”

“Bundling state of good repair construction along the Flushing Line allows us to maximize productivity while minimizing impact on customers," said MTA Construction and Development President Jamie Torres-Springer. “The state of good repair work at 82 St and 111 St  strengthens our transit system by improving its resiliency and reliability for decades to come.”

Project benefits of the  line improvements include:

  • Circulation improvements including replaced staircases and escalator replacements, which will help customers navigate the station safely and quickly.
  • State of good repair work and station upgrades from 52 St to 111 St , which will improve the customer experience and extend the working life of these stations.
  • Station re-NEW-vations at two stations, which include power washing, repainting, retiling, and other aesthetic improvements.
  • New resiliency infrastructure protecting the Steinway Tube from coastal storms.

The MTA is closely coordinating the schedules of these projects to maximize the efficiency of track outages and minimize the impact to customers.

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