168 St (1) Station Reopens Ahead of Schedule
MTA New York City Transit reopened the 168 St station on the 1 line on Friday, Dec. 20, marking the culmination of a nearly year-long effort to replace and upgrade elevators at the more than 100-year-old station. The completion of the work came in on budget and ahead of schedule.
The improved station is now outfitted with improved lighting and communications equipment in addition to the new elevators. Workers also installed a back-up battery to allow customers to exit the elevators in the case of a power failure, replaced all support machinery and redid the historic tile work in the lower mezzanine -- both salvaging old tile and installing completely new tile to match it.
NYC Transit President Andy Byford greeted customers at the station on Monday morning, Dec. 23, 2019.
Photos: MTA NYC Transit / Marc A. Hermann