The N train shuffle returns: Prepare for another year of station closings on the century-old N line in southern Brooklyn.
From July 31 to the end of 2018, seven Coney Island-bound platforms will be closed for a $395.7 million MTA renovation project, officials announced on Friday. During the year-plus timeline, N trains will run express from Eighth Avenue to Coney Island.
The stations, which see about 53,000-weekday straphangers, will get much-needed upgrades to track infrastructure, and also features like accessibility-compliant platforms, new lighting, stairways, and handrails; repairs to canopies and columns, and new artwork, MTA officials say.
Here’s what you need to know
Trains will run express from Eighth Avenue to Coney Island, skipping:
-Fort Hamilton Parkway
-New Utrecht Avenue
-86th Street stations
*Eighth Avenue and Bay Parkway will have construction crews, but trains will continue to drop off passengers on temporary platforms.
These are the same stations whose Manhattan-bound platforms opened in May after being shuttered for a year and a half.
To get to these stations, take the N train to Bay Parkway or Coney Island and transfer to a Manhattan-bound train.
The project was funded through the 2010–2014 MTA Capital Program.