96th Street Subway Headhouse Now Open!

by - April 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm -

96th streetThe 96th Street subway station renovation has bedeviled commuters for years, forcing them to walk down narrow staircases on either side of the street and around all sorts of construction materials on their way to the 1, 2 and 3 lines. But Upper West Siders can now breathe a sigh of relief: the sparkling new headhouse in the middle of Broadway is finally open! The MTA announced the opening via twitter this morning. Check out a picture of the inside of the new station via Curbed below.

The two narrow staircases on either side of the street are closed. The subway station still has months to go before it is completed (The headhouse should be complete this September but the entire station isn’t expected to be done until next spring or summer, Gale Brewer’s office tells us). The new station has wide staircases and people on the top platform can even spy on people below. And supposedly, there will even be some interesting art installed.

Check out all of our coverage here. And read more about the station at Second Avenue Sagas. (Top photo by Jamie of From Me to You)


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  1. ANN says...


  2. Malcolm Carter, Service You Can Trust says...

    The elevator shafts are in place, but the elevators will not be installed until September, according to the TA.

  3. Pcope says...

    Will the staircases on either side of the streets reopen? Or will we have to always cross busy Broadway to access the station in the middle of the street?