Metropolitan Transit Authority announced that an additional 20 subway stations will get elevators under the proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan with five of them coming to The Bronx.
This brings the total now to 11 stations that will get elevators installed, making them ADA accessible during the 2020-2024 cycle.
The Bronx is severely behind Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens with such stations with only 12 accessible stations in the borough.
In our borough, the following stations have been added to the list:
- Wakefield-241st Street on the 2
- Kingsbridge Road on the 4
- 167th Street on the B and D
- Burnside Avenue on the 4
- 3 Avenue/138th Street on the 6
These stations will be joining the previously these previously mentioned stations which will bring the total to 23 accessible stations in The Bronx:
- Van Cortlandt Park-241st Street on the 1
- Tremont Ave on the B and D
- Parkchester on the 6
- E 149th Street on the 6
- Brook Ave on the 6
- Mosholu Parkway on the 4
Sadly, still no elevator for 149th Street and Grand Concourse on the 2/4/5 lines which many residents and activists have been clamoring for.
In 2015, the MTA announced that it would allocate $45 million to repair and add another elevator at that station and should have been up and running by 2018.
To this date, no work has been done on this project on the one of the busiest stations in our borough.
Here’s hoping that the MTA finds the money (and will) to finally make it happen.