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Elevator Replacement to Close NYC Clark Street Station

Shops line the arcade leading to the Clark Street 2/3 subway station. Eagle file photo by Mary Frost via brooklyneagle.com

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to close the 2 and 3 lines’ Clark Street station in Brooklyn Heights in NYC from November 2 until spring 2022 in order to replace all three existing elevators, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. Closing all three elevators at the same time is the quickest of three options presented by the MTA. The closing of the Clark Street station was talked about increasingly, starting in 2018-19, due to sporadic elevator breakdowns, including one in which passengers were trapped inside for an hour. The station, which is one of the deepest in the transit system, is dependent on elevators, but they were last replaced in 1995. Customers will be asked to utilize other transportation options including walking to High Street Station. It is only a short distance away; however, riders must walk down a long staircase to the fare control level and can only access escalators from there — a feature that leaves out disabled riders. The MTA’s construction contractor will begin storing materials for this project beginning the week of October 25.

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