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Station accessibility projects

As part of our long-term commitment to systemwide accessibility, we are investing nearly $6 billion in station accessibility in the 2020-2024 Capital Program, to make 70 stations newly ADA accessible and modernize an additional 78 subway elevators.
Updated Feb 27, 2024
An elevator at a subway station.

Details

  • Location
    Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
  • Type
    Accessibility
  • Status
    Planning
  • Budget
    Over $5B for newly accessible stations; nearly $600M for elevator upgrades

Area Map

Timeline

Implementation
  • 2020-ongoing: Accessibility upgrades in the process of implementation throughout the subway system

A more accessible future

The MTA/NYC Transit have reached a proposed settlement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit related to subway accessibility.

About the project

We're committed to increasing accessibility throughout our transit system. The MTA's 2020-2024 Capital Program has dedicated a historic $5.2 billion to making stations newly accessible and almost $600 million to upgrading elevators to improve reliability.

We will use these funds to make some subway stations newly accessible, while other stations will receive new elevators and other improvements to enhance reliability and safety. When the work is finished, subway riders will never be more than two stops away from an accessible station. 

We have recently begun to make accessibility upgrades at 21 stations across the five boroughs. We also recently completed elevator replacement projects at eight stations, with additional work ongoing around the system.

Some of these improvements will be completed through the Rapid Station Accessibility Upgrade program. We'll work with a private partner who will be responsible for completing the work more quickly and at a lower cost. They will also be required to maintain the elevators for 15 years. 

Finally, the 57 St F station will be made accessible through our Zoning for Accessibility program, a partnership with New York City and private developers. 

Additionally, in 2022, the MTA and accessibility advocates announced an agreement that reaffirms the MTA’s commitment to systemwide accessibility and provides a clear path and timeline to get there. The systemwide accessibility plan builds on the unprecedented investments in the current Capital Plan, and will bring us to a system that is 95% accessible by 2055.

In an effort to maximize the benefits of our investments, the MTA makes strategic decisions about which stations to prioritize for accessibility improvements in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and in consultation with riders and advocates. 

Accessibility upgrades in progress

The Bronx

  • 149 St-Grand Concourse 
  • Westchester Sq-East Tremont Av 
  • Moshulu Pkwy  
  • Parkchester 

Manhattan

  • 68 St-Hunter College 
  • 14 St  
  • 14 St  
  • 6 Av 
  • 137 St-City College 
  • Van Cortland Park--242 St 
  • Harlem 148 St 
  • 96 St 
  • 81 St 
  • 86 St 

Staten Island

  • Huguenot 

Brooklyn

  • Lorimer St /Metropolitan Av 
  • Bay Ridge-95 St  
  • Kings Hwy 
  • Sheepshead Bay 
  • Church Ave  
  • Junius St 
  • Borough Hall (Flatbush Av & Utica Av-bound)  
  • Classon Av
  • New Lots Av 
  • 36 St 
  • Broadway Junction 

Queens

  • Woodhaven Blvd 
  • Queensboro Plaza 
  • Steinway St  
  • Woodhaven Blvd  
  • Rockaway Blvd 
  • Northern Blvd  
  • Broadway 
  • Court Sq-23 St 
  • 33 St-Rawson St 
  • 46 St-Bliss ST

What we've recently done

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve expanded accessibility at more than 20 stations. See a full list of our currently ADA-accessible stations, including the locations of street-level accessible entrances.

The Bronx 

  • Tremont 
  • E 149 St 
  • Bedford Park Blvd  
  • Gun Hill Rd 
  • 170 St 

Manhattan

  • 181 St 
  • Dyckman St (Uptown, station now fully accessible) 
  • 1 Av 
  • Chambers St 
  • 57 St-7 Av  
  • Times Sq-42 St  

Staten Island

  • New Dorp 

 

Brooklyn

  • 7 Av 
  • Grand St 
  • 8 Av (Coney Island-bound, station now fully accessible) 
  • Bedford Av 
  • 86 St 
  • 59 St 
  • Greenpoint Av  
  • Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Museum 
  • Avenue H (Manhattan-bound, station now fully accessible) 
  • Livonia Av 
  • Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy 

Queens

  • Beach 67 St 
  • Court Sq 
  • Astoria Blvd  
  • Court Sq-23 St (Manhattan-bound)  

Elevators were also recently replaced or updated, with work ongoing:  

Manhattan

  • 34 St-Herald Sq  
  • Inwood-207 St 
  • 34 St-Penn Station  
  • Roosevelt Island  
  • Grand Central-42 St 

Brooklyn

  • Flatbush Av/Brooklyn College  
  • Church Av  

Queens

  • Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av 

See a map of all ADA accessibility upgrades in progress