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Adding to straphangers’ woes this summer, the MTA will be shuttering three Manhattan subway stations for repairs in July. The 57th Street F, 28th Street 6, and 23rd Street F and M stations will close for six months of repairs as part of Governor Cuomo’s Enhanced Station Initiative. Last month, the MTA closed the 72nd Street and 86th Street stations on the B, C line–neither station will reopen until late October.
Cuomo’s program has been criticized for causing devastating service changes for the sake of unnecessary cosmetic updates, especially relative to the state of emergency the subway’s signal system is in. The program is also approved to close down five other stations – the 145th Street 3 and Penn Station 1, 2, 3 in Manhattan and 174th-175th Streets D and 167th Street D in the Bronx – in the near future.
As for the latest batch of closures, 57th Street will shutter July 9th, 28th Street July 16, and 23rd Street July 23 – although PATH service at the station will not be impacted. The stations are slated to reopen in December.
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