The subway station of the future opened on the Upper West Side
96th Street Subway Headhouse now open. Entrance in the middle of Broadway
The subway station is still under construction
The headhouse is to be completed by September, the entire station won't be completed until next year
The Broadway Mall Community Center
Old building accross the street originally built as public restroom
The station is the 27th busiest in the subway system, with an average weekday customer count of 34,000, not including transfers. It first opened on October 27, 1904, as part of the city's first subway line.
While the full rehabilitation of the 96th Street station won't be complete until September, riders can now enter the station through the new station building located in the Broadway median between 95th and 96th Streets.
The overall renovation also includes installation of new lighting, improved ventilation, a new public address system and a new customer information center along with new signage, security equipment and floor and wall tiles, restoration of historic station finishes and mosaics, and the installation of artwork.
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