SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES MTA APPROVAL OF RENOVATIONS TO BAY RIDGE AVENUE TRAIN STATION

Martin J. Golden

November 14, 2016

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Senate representative to the MTA Capital Review Board, today is announcing the approval of the first phase of the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative which will include significant renovations and improvements at the Bay Ridge Avenue train station on the R Line.

Highlights of the Bay Ridge Avenue station improvements will include new canopies and totems at station entrances, new furniture, technology integration, improved finishes, improved wayfinding, new lighting scheme, and decluttering.  The improvements will create a positive street presence, a consolidated information zone, and clear sight lines.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “Today’s approval to modernize and improve the Bay Ridge Avenue train station is a major victory for all those who utilize the station each and every day as their central point to travel. I am sure many would agree that this station needs an overhaul and has for some time.  I am proud to have worked to secure this station project to make the entry and exit point to the NYC Transit system more attractive.”

Senator Golden has been vocal of the need to improve the Bay Ridge stations serving the R line, and is confident that both the 77th Street and 95th Street train stations will be approved for such improvements in the near future. Senator Golden is also looking forward to the start of the elevator construction at the 86th Street station this Spring.

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