Upper West Side subway station reopens after 5 months of repairs


Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on August 29, and has been updated with the most recent information available.

Good news: The Upper West Side’s Cathedral Parkway-110th Street subway station for the B and C lines has reopened and service at the station is back to normal.

Back in February, the MTA announced plans to shutter three Upper West Side subway stations and one Washington Heights station to conduct repairs as part of the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative. The agency opted to close the stations completely to allow for the repairs to be carried out quicker and safer. The 110th Street station closed on April 9 and crews repaired the station’s structural steel, repaired concrete on platforms, and performed waterproofing. A series of station enhancements, such as new railings, replaced platform edges and stair treads; new tiling, a new turnstile area, brighter lighting, a new customer dashboard, and digital signage was also added.

The revamped station made its debut on Sunday, September 2 and service in both directions returned at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4.

In a press release, the agency touted that the subway station managed to reopen “on time and on budget,” both things to celebrate when it comes to the beleaguered subway system. “We’re thrilled to be returning this station to the community in better condition than it’s been in for decades, with critical structural repairs performed and brand new features that will make planning and taking trips with us easier and more convenient than ever,” said New York City Transit President Andy Byford in a statement, who was also present at the reopening of the station.

Here’s a look at the revamped 110th Street subway stop in all its glory, and to see more, head on over to the MTA’s Flickr page: