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Offline JHMNY

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Elevators at 82nd Street Subway - Change.org petition

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Petition Calls for an Elevator to be Included in 82nd Street Subway Station Upgrade


Nov. 20, 2019 By Allie Griffin

A Jackson Heights resident has started a petition calling on the MTA to add an elevator when it overhauls the 82nd Street subway station.

The Change.org petition, posted by Jackson Heights Beautification Group president Nuala O’Doherty on Tuesday, has already garnered more than 300 signatures at the time of publication.

The MTA plans to overhaul the decrepit station along with at least five others along the 7 line. The agency told the Queens Post last week that the project is currently in the design phase and it will award a contract for the work by summer 2020 with construction possibly beginning soon after.

The petition noted that the MTA will likely spend millions to revamp the 82nd Street station and included in that cost should be the installation of an elevator.

“The MTA will spend millions of dollars revamping the 82nd Street 7 line subway station,” it states. “The renovation must include the addition of an elevator.”


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Re: Petition to include elevator in 82nd Street subway station upgrade
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 06:12:01 PM »
I'm all for it!

I also suggested to the bus network feedback that a bus following the 7 line between 74th and main street would be very helpful in terms of accessibility, and another following the N . Don't suppose it will happen!
 

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Re: Petition to include elevator in 82nd Street subway station upgrade
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 07:57:14 AM »
The new stations on the N/W in Astoria look great.

Hope we get stations like those.

However, my friends in Astoria did complain somewhat while the stations were closed for long stretches during the renovations.

So, be prepared...

Offline JoeinQueens

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Re: Petition to include elevator in 82nd Street subway station upgrade
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 10:48:13 AM »
For some reason the 90th Street station, my station, is the only one not being upgraded.

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Re: Petition to include elevator in 82nd Street subway station upgrade
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 10:57:11 AM »
they are very nice upgrades, but i question the feasibility of doing complete shutdowns on the 7, since that would create far bigger service gaps than on the N/W.  close the Broadway station, and it's a couple of blocks to the 36th avenue station (or the 30th avenue one). i lived in astoria from 1989-1996, and walked those blocks often, and it seems like those were shorter jaunts than between 7 stations (i may be wrong, of course).

The new stations on the N/W in Astoria look great.

Hope we get stations like those.

However, my friends in Astoria did complain somewhat while the stations were closed for long stretches during the renovations.

So, be prepared...

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Re: Petition to include elevator in 82nd Street subway station upgrade
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 10:57:11 AM »