The 86th Street B, C Station


The Central Park West/86th Street B, C subway station reopened last week after five months of renovations and upgrades as part New York City Transit’s Enhanced Station Initiative. The project was completed by a design/ build team which included LHP Architects as well as ECCO III and Hardesty & Hanover.

The station underwent significant repair work including improvements to structural steel and concrete; stairway upgrades, new railings and guardrails; cleaned and repaired tilework and concrete floors, and replacement of platform edges. New technical features such as digital wayfinding and customer information screens; countdown clocks, USB charging stations, and security cameras were added.