New York’s MTA unveils upgrades at Bedford Av l station

20 October 2020 (Last Updated October 20th, 2020 16:31)

The New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced new station enhancements at the Bedford Av l station in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, US.

New York’s MTA unveils upgrades at Bedford Av l station
MTA announces new station improvements at the Bedford Av L Station. Credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit.

The New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced new station enhancements at the Bedford Av l station in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, US.

The upgrades mark the completion of major construction on the Brooklyn side of the Canarsie Tunnel rehabilitation project.

The fully accessible station now includes new ADA platform improvements, staircases and restored surrounding streets and sidewalks.

Earlier in 2020, Superstorm Sandy forced the MTA to refurbish the Canarsie Tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan with the addition of new components.

The project included the addition of accessibility via the Americans with Disabilities Act and extensions to station capacity to maximise L line improvements under one work plan.

The work plan also includes station upgrades at 12 stations apart from Bedford Av and 1 Av, in Manhattan, which was finished in June.

Under the plan, the MTA is also constructing three new electrical substations one in Manhattan and two in Brooklyn, which will enable to run 10% more L trains during peak demand.

MTA construction and development president Janno Lieber said: “The Canarsie Tunnel Project is a model of using innovative technologies and construction methods to minimise impacts to service and the public. This out-of-the-box thinking is enabling MTA C&D to deliver projects better, faster and cheaper, even during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This progress can only be sustained by a fully funded Capital Plan, which is in jeopardy without out action by the federal government to provide the $12bn necessary to move these projects forward.”