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REMINDER: MTA to Begin Accessibility Improvements at 14 St Passageway Connecting Sixth and Seventh Avenue Subway Lines

New York City Transit
Updated Feb 24, 2023 1:45 p.m.

To Accommodate Work, Pedestrian Passageway Will be Closed Starting Feb. 27 Through Dec. 2023  

Once Complete, the Pedestrian Passageway Connecting Sixth and Seventh Avenues Will Be Compliant with Americans With Disabilities Act  

Pedestrian Passageway Improvements Part of Larger Accessibility Project at 14 St 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today issued a reminder that construction is set to begin that will make the existing pedestrian passageway that connects Sixth and Seventh Avenues at 14 St accessible. A new ramp will be added to the west end of the pedestrian passageway, which connects subway riders to the 14 St   and 14 St   and 6 Av   stations. Crews will also install new lighting and ceramic wall tiles. Once work is completed the tunnel will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

To safely accommodate the work taking place, the passageway will be closed starting Monday, Feb. 27, following the morning rush hour period. The passageway is anticipated to reopen in December 2023. During the time the passageway is closed customers will be able to utilize a free out-of-system transfer between the two stations via OMNY or MetroCard. 

More About Accessibility Improvements at 14 St 

The work on the passageway is part of a larger accessibility project taking place at the 14 St station complex. When the entire project is complete the 14 St  , 14 St   and 6 Av   stations will be fully accessible with newly installed elevators, refurbished staircases, mezzanines and platforms. 

Once work is completed, customers will see the following improvements: 

14 St    

  • Two mezzanine-level elevators, with one to the northbound platform and the other to the southbound platform.  
  • One street-level elevator stopping at the mezzanine level. 
  • One new staircase and refurbished staircases, mezzanine and platforms.  

6 Av   / 14th St 

  • Two street-level elevators located at 14th St northeast and northwest corners, stopping at the mezzanine level where customers can access   platforms. 
  • Two mezzanine level elevators for customers seeking to access the   platforms. 

For alternative means of connecting between the   and  , customers can transfer at Times Sq-42 St via a 24 hour a day transfer hallway.