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Mar 19, 2019

Astoria Blvd Subway Closure: What You Need to Know

Since the Astoria subway line renewal project began back in October 2017, station closures and renovations have been playing a game of tag. And now, it’s time for the Astoria Blvd (…)

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The Astoria Boulevard station is now closed for renovations until December 2019.

Since the Astoria subway line renewal project began back in October 2017, station closures and renovations have been playing a game of tag. And now, it’s time for the Astoria Blvd Station to be “it.”

Astoria Blvd was officially closed to the public this past Sunday, March 17, as the MTA continues renovating and making repairs to the station after more than 100 years of wear and tear. The work includes rebuilding the station mezzanine and walkways, installing four new ADA-compliant elevators and “new platform edges, boarding zones, railings [and] lighting,” and rebuilding the subway platform itself.

Station regulars will now have to use the Ditmars Blvd or 30 Av stations for N/W train service.

The multi-faceted renovation projected started almost two years ago and has seen the completion of the Broadway, 39 Av-Dutch Kills, 36 Av and 30 Av stations. Ditmars Blvd station’s updates are ongoing, but the MTA is able to keep the station open to customers while it’s in progress.

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Photo credit: Adam E. Moreira via Wikimedia Commons

Past station closings seemed to wreak havoc on local businesses, so we’ll see how this affects our local favorites. In the mean time, be sure to show your Astoria Blvd go-to’s some extra love this spring and summer.

Right now the MTA says the project is slated to end in December of 2019. Still, the Broadway station opened ahead of schedule, so you never know!

Here are some other upcoming service changes to be aware of as you plan your daily travel:

  • Ongoing February 4-April 19: Northbound trains will skip 39 Av-Dutch Kills, 36 Av, Broadway, and 30 Av on weekdays from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Weekends of March 23-24; April 6-7; & April 13-14: No N train service between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd from 3:45 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Free shuttle buses will make all N train stops.

You can read even more details about the ongoing project and stay up to date on all info directly from the MTA here, and use the MTA Trip Planner when possible.

3 Comments

ARTH

Why not provide shuttle busses etween Ditmars and 30th Ave for the duration of thgat station’s closing?

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Evan Boshi

Great. So now every station in Astoria is partially screwed up.
“The multi-faceted renovation projected started almost two years ago and has seen the completion of the Broadway, 39 Av-Dutch Kills, 36 Av and 30 Av stations. ”

They haven’t finished anything! If it was finished, I wouldn’t need to use a shuttle bus every weekend and run express to Ditmars every weekday.

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Claire Leaden

Totally get your frustration…they did complete the main components like repairing/replacing the concrete and steel structures, and staircases, platforms, etc. but track replacement is ongoing and accounts for those closures over the weekend. I live off Broadway and it is a pain! Hopefully it will be safer for the future since the track is over 35 years old

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