06 Jun '18, 5pm

#Pamplona NYC Transit continues work to improve rail accessibility

MTA New York City Transit (NYC Transit) announced that a project to bring full wheelchair and stroller accessibility to the 86 St R station will begin this month. “I have said from Day One of my tenure that improving accessibility is one of my four top priorities, and I’m pleased to see this station moving us ahead on that goal,” said NYC Transit President Andy Byford. “We will continue to review the entire system and study how we can bring greater accessibility to the New York City Subway.” The 86 St R project will add elevators and reconfigure station infrastructure — such as handrails, turnstiles and powered gates, Braille signage, and platform panels — for full accessibility. Two new elevators, one connecting the street to the mezzanine and the other from the mezzanine to the platform, will provide access to the entire station. In addition, the station agent booth will...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/accessibility/news/730020/n...

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