MTA completes first Brooklyn subway station renovation of the year at Fort Hamilton Parkway

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The Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station got a fresh coat of paint and more upgrades as part of its “Re-New-Vation.”
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has wrapped up renovations of the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station in Windsor Terrace, the first Brooklyn station revamped this year under the program aimed at improving customer experience.

MTA crews conducted station repairs, deep cleanings and general upgrades to the G and F line station during a recent weekend service outage accommodating track work.

The Fort Hamilton Parkway is one of 13 NYC subway stations that was earmarked for a deep cleaning in the first quarter of this year, following on from the renovation of 53 stations across the city last year as part of the agency’s Re-NEW-vation Program  — 18 of which were in Brooklyn, including the Court Street station.

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MTA crews cleaned up and retiled the columns along the platform. Photos courtesy of MTA

The upgrade program is part of MTA’s Faster Cleaner, Safer plan that was announced in October 2022 to help the agency reach its goal of increasing customer satisfaction by at least 10% by June 2024.

As part of Fort Hamilton Parkway’s much-needed makeover, MTA crews repainted the entire station, replaced outdated signage and tiles, installed new LED light fixtures in dark areas and repaired the platform’s concrete tiles.

The deep-cleaning of the station saw crews fill 148 garbage bags with debris from the tracks and power wash the entire station, from the staircase to the tracks, to remove dirt, grime and gum. In addition, workers also deep cleaned and renovated employee crew rooms.

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All benches in the station were refinished as part of the refresh. Photos courtesy of MTA

“Taking advantage of planned weekend track work, transit crews gave this station a deep cleaning and a thorough repainting, installed brighter LED lights, and made repairs to wall tiles and concrete floors,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “These are noticeable changes that improve the experience of customers when they return to the station Monday morning, and the feedback from customers has been consistently positive.”

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Peeling paint over the tracks was scraped and new paint applied. Photos courtesy of MTA

Davey added that straphangers can look forward to their local station being enhanced soon, as the MTA plans to upgrade at least 50 stations this year.

Brooklyn stations that are set to be revamped in the coming months are Rockaway Avenue in Ocean Hill, Shepherd Avenue in East New York, Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road in Brownsville, and Bushwick Avenue-Aberdeen Street in Bushwick.