SUBWAY STRUCTURES RELATIVELY GOOD, OTHER ELEMENTS OF SUBWAY SYSTEM NEED REHAB

New York has postponed construction of its Second Avenue Subway but is going ahead piecemeal with the line between midtown Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens. Seventy percent of the Transit Authority capital budget is going into rehabilitation and modernization of existing lines. Elevated structures, despite ages up to 93 years, appear in good shape. Oldest subway, the 75-year-old Lexington Avenue IRT, is getting priority in rehabilitation of power and signal systems, and in refurbishing of the stations.

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  • Accession Number: 00196715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1981 12:00AM