Court Square station is ready for riders again.
After being closed on January 21 in order to facilitate a substantial rehabilitation project, “7” trains resumed making stops at the Long Island City station on Monday, April 2.
The revitalization plan included platform and windscreen replacement and the enhancement of accessibility features – which will make the station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A new platform composed of fiberglass and resin was also constructed, making it lighter and corrosion resistant.
“Returning Court Square station to revenue service will once again allow our customers to take advantage of the recently completed in-system free transfer, and with full rehabilitation work nearly complete, the fast-growing area of Long Island City will have a refurbished and updated complex that will be fully accessible,” said NYC Transit President Thomas Prendergast.
Expansion joints, tactile warning tiles and four new track drains were also installed along both platforms during the closure, and the mezzanine was rehabilitated as well. Other improvements include new stair stringers and treads connecting the mezzanine to both the Queens and Manhattan-bound platforms and new conduits to accommodate relocated fare collection equipment.
Although the project is close to completion, the MTA continues to work on the “upgrade and modernization” of the “7” line. Project updates can be viewed at http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/building7update.htm.