Delancey/Essex Subway Station will Get Elevator Access

Posted on: December 20th, 2019 at 5:03 am by

Sometime in the next four years, the MTA will finally introduce ADA accessibility to the Lower East Side. Well, to the most trafficked station – the Delancey/Essex stop.

The IND station, where the FMJZ lines all intersect, will become ADA-compliant and receive an elevator as part of the $5.5 billion 2020-2024 capital plan. It’s one of seventy overall stations that will receive such improvements (potentially) in the next five years.

An improvement, as roughly one in four of the 472 subway stations citywide currently sport elevator access.

Photo: MTA

The MTA yesterday unveiled the nearly-complete list of recipient stations. The transportation agency announced the first forty-eight back in September. Manhattan will receive ADA upgrades for eighteen stations; twenty-five in Brooklyn; eleven in both Brooklyn and Queens; and three on the Staten Island Railway.

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