96th Street Subway Headhouse Now Open!
by Avi - April 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm -
The 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.