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Escalator replacement to begin at Smith-9th St. station on Feb. 15

July 8, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CARROLL GARDENS — MTA WILL SOON begin replacing all six escalators at the Smith-9th Street F and G station, the highest elevated subway line in NYC (88 feet above street level). Phase one begins on July 15 and will last approximately nine months, Councilmember Shahana Hanif (D-37) said in her Sunday newsletter. During this period, one escalator will be out of service in each of the two banks, leaving one escalator running in each direction in each bank. The escalators were last replaced in 2013. Skanska will be doing the work as part of a six-station, $113 million escalator project

According to Atlas Obscura, the station was built so high to fit over the Ninth Street Bridge, which had to be elevated enough to allow tall-masted ships on the Gowanus Canal to pass underneath when raised.

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