[Photo from Saturday]
As we first reported last week, the L train's new Avenue A north entrance — for Eighth Avenue-bound commuters — debuts today (Feb. 10).
Here's a look around the outside of the two entrance on the Stuy Town side of 14th Street...
MTA officials have said that the entrance is opening with "temporary finishes."
With this debut, the MTA will now close the north-side entrance on First Avenue on Feb. 17 for renovations.
Here's the full schedule of what to expect from The L Project e-newsletter:
• Starting this Friday night (around 10), you'll use the Avenue A north entrance to access trains in both directions on weekends and weeknights.
• On Monday, Feb. 17, the First Avenue north entrance will close for reconstruction. Like the other side, this will take about three months, so we're estimating a May 2020 completion. While this work is happening, both entrances to the First Avenue Station will be located at Avenue A.
• Once we complete the First Avenue entrances, the ones at Avenue A will close again for a bit so we can do the final finishes.
When all the construction is wrapped up, the revamped 14th Street First Avenue station will have four entrances — including the two on either side of 14th Street at Avenue A as well as two new platform-to-street ADA elevators that will be ready for use this summer. (Find more details on this MTA advisory.)
The Brooklyn-bound side arrived this past Nov. 4 at Avenue A.
No word just yet from the MTA about when all four entrances — two at First Avenue and two at Avenue A — will all be accessible at the same time. Also, the work on the new substation at 14th Street and Avenue B is expected to wrap up this spring.