MTA to reopen long-closed stretch of Nostrand Avenue subway station

Originally published in ABC 7 Eyewitness News on February 06, 2020.

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The MTA announced Thursday it is beginning construction to reopen a long-closed stretch of the Nostrand Avenue A/C subway station in Brooklyn by the end of the year, including new entrances on Bedford Avenue.

Officials say the entrances will provide the station with a direct connection to the northbound B44 Select Bus Service, reduce crowding as trains depart from the station, provide a free in-station transfer between the northbound and southbound platforms, and better connect the station with destinations west of Arlington Place.

"Reopening these entrances will increase the capacity of a station where we've seen ridership grow by 15 percent in the past decade," said Sally Librera, Senior Vice President of Subways for MTA New York City Transit. "We are pleased to work with our partners in the legislature - Assembly Member Tremaine S. Wright and Senator Velmanette Montgomery - who have made it possible for us to reopen this entrance and bring so many benefits to our customers. This is the latest in a series of long-closed entrances that we have recently been able to reopen."

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