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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 Jun 29, 2022
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

40.663897713642, -73.9009664

Timeline

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

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.

Accessibility upgrades in progress

The Bronx

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

Manhattan

  • 181 St 
  • Dyckman St (Northbound) 
  • 68 St-Hunter College 
  • 14 St 
  • 14 St 
  • 6 Av 

Staten Island

  • New Dorp

Brooklyn

  • Lorimer St /Metropolitan Av  
  • Grand St  
  • Bay Ridge-95 St  
  • Kings Hwy
  • 7 Av
  • Sheepshead Bay
  • Church Ave
  • Junius St  
  • 8 Av (Southbound)

Queens

  • Beach 67 St
  • Woodhaven Blvd
  • Queensboro Plaza
  • Court Square

What we've recently done

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve expanded accessibility at 17 stations. See a full list of our currently ADA-accessible stations, including the locations of street-level accessible entrances.

The Bronx 

  • Bedford Park Blvd  
  • Gun Hill Rd
  • 170 St 

Manhattan

  • 1 Av
  • Chambers St
  • 57 St-7 Av  
  • Times Sq-42 St  

 

Brooklyn

  • Bedford Av  
  • 86 St  
  • 59 St
  • Greenpoint Av  
  • Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Museum
  • Avenue H (Northbound, station now fully accessible) 
  • Livonia Av 
  • Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy

Queens

  • Astoria Blvd  
  • Court Sq-23 St (Southbound) 

Elevators were also recently replaced or updated at eight stations, 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/Archur Av

See a map of all ADA accessibility upgrades in progress