Colton Blasts MTA over N Train Station Repairs
Pol Says Kings Highway Platform Has Cracked Walls, Leaks, Mold
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is spending a hefty $396 million to renovate seven subway stations along the N line in Southwest Brooklyn but the agency is not paying attention to detail, according to Assemblymember William Colton, who charged that one station where the work is supposed to be near completion is plagued with cracks, leaks and mold.
“It’s a disastrous situation,” Colton said as he took reporters on a tour of the Kings Highway N train station on Oct. 31.
Colton and Nancy Tong, Democratic district leader of the 47th Assembly District, pointed to a large puddle on the floor of the platform where riders wait for the Manhattan-bound train. Water was dripping from the ceiling. Cracks were visible in the wall and mold could also be seen along the surface of the wall.