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PHOTOS: MTA Completes Re-NEW-Vation at Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway L Station

New York City Transit
Updated August 30, 2023 4:00 p.m.
Canarsie ReNEWvation

View Before and After Photos of Re-New-Vated Station 

46th Station to Receive Renovations 


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced crews completed aesthetic and functional renovations of the Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway station in Canarsie, Brooklyn. This work is part of New York City Transit (NYCT)’s Re-NEW-Vation Program, which utilizes planned weekend service outages to perform upgrades, repairs, and enhanced cleaning in stations within a 55-hour window, providing customers with overhauled stations when service interruptions end on Mondays.  

While planned track work took place over the last weekend, workers made extensive repairs to leaky and damaged roofs to keep customers dry during inclement weather. A new rubbing board was installed, protecting 1,400 ft of the platform from damage caused by trains brushing against it. Additional renovation work included new LED lighting installations to brighten dark areas, repairs to concrete tripping hazards on platforms, platform benches rehabilitated, and out of date signage was removed. The station also received a fresh coat of paint after transit workers scraped peeling paint and primed surfaces. Employee facilities also received enhancements, cleaning, and repair work. 

“Customers should not only expect fast, clean and safe trains, but the stations they use should also be held to those same standards,” said New York City Transit President Richard Davey. “The Re-NEW-vation program works to improve the customer experience throughout their entire journeys, from start to finish, now Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway customers can look forward to just that.” 

In surveys, subway customers consistently cite station cleanliness as a core driver of overall satisfaction. Station re-NEW-vations are performed at stations with lower cleanliness satisfaction, in direct response to customer feedback. The Station Re-NEW-Vation Program is one of the major initiatives in New York City Transit’s Faster, Cleaner and Safer plan to improve the subway customer experience. 

Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway station is the 46th station to be enhanced with an upcoming refurbishment planned at Nereid Av on the lines in the Wakefield section of The Bronx. In total, NYCT plans to complete 50 “re-new-vations" by the end of the year.