Replacement Escalator at Bowery BMT Station Finally Operational; No Luck for East Broadway

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 at 6:02 am by

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The new escalator at Bowery station

Extra! Extra! Read all about it. The Bowery BMT station finally opens its replacement escalator, alleviating straphangers’ collective aggravation.

Yup. Boogie reader RobbieTheK writes in to say that platform plywood was carted away Saturday to reveal the finished product. It’s alive. So there’s finally some walking space without fear of falling into the trackbed.

As previously noted, the MTA began construction on the new stair system in August 2012, and scheduled an initial completion date of June 2013. Like any other major capital improvement plan, the upgrade had an overrun of some eight months.

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The East Broadway F station is still waiting

Meanwhile, the other forsaken station, down at the East Broadway F, is still under construction. Local politicians rallied a couple weeks ago to help spur some action, but those efforts were seemingly futile. The escalator remains out of commission as of publication, and looks nowhere near finished.

For whatever reason, the Bowery escalator situation was lost in the shadow of the East Broadway stop, which is part of the same overall MTA project.




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