In a move aimed at improving convenience and accessibility, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced the reopening of 36 bathrooms in subway stations across New York City.
According to reports, a total of 18 subway stations throughout the city have received newly renovated bathrooms, with seven in Brooklyn and one in the Bronx included in the list.
To cater to the needs of commuters, each station will be equipped with two bathrooms – one designated for men and the other for women.
These facilities will be accessible from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a one-hour closure for cleaning at noon.
The MTA has undertaken significant refurbishments to ensure the quality of these restrooms, the reports say.
Deep cleaning, fresh coats of paint, and various upgrades have been implemented, including the installation of motion-activated faucets, new hand dryers and dispensers, enhanced lighting, and improved tile grouting.
The reopening of these additional facilities marks another milestone in the MTA’s efforts to restore public restrooms across the subway system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With these new additions, the total number of stations with available bathrooms now stands at 51.
The rollout of the reopened restrooms will be conducted gradually, starting from Monday.
The list of stations where the new facilities can be found is as follows:
- 125th Street A, B, C, D
- Hudson Yards 7
•Sheepshead Bay B, Q
•Myrtle/Broadway J, Z
•125th Street 4, 5, 6
•96 Street Q
•18th Avenue F
•Rockaway Park – •Beach 116th •}Street A, S
•Pelham Bay Park 6
•5th Avenue and •53rd Street E, M
•Church Avenue F
•179th Street F
•34th Street – •Herald Square B, D, F, M
•Brighton Beach B, Q
•Church Avenue B, Q
•Chambers Street 1, 2, 3
•Whitehall Street R, W
•Jamaica Center – •Parsons Archer E, J, Z