Major work to begin along NYC train line

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It's called the Sea Beach Line and for a hundred years it has carried riders through Brooklyn.

Some of the stations date back to the year 1915.

And it looks like it.

After years of promises, work is set to being along a section of the N line in Brooklyn. It stretches 9 stations from Sunset Park to Bensonhurst. The work will begin in the winter of 2015 and continue for 4 years. The project was included in previous capital plans but the funding was not available.

There are some things riders need to know. During Phase 1, Manhattan-bound platforms will be closed between 8th Avenue and 86th Street in Brooklyn. Riders will have to take a Coney-bound train and then switch. Phase 2 will concentrate work on the other side and open the Manhattan-bound trains.

The MTA began the process to rehabilitate this section of the line earlier this year. Plans include new stairs, doors, mezzanines, lighting, platforms, safety features and upgraded communications systems.

The 9 stations will also be painted and the exterior will be enhanced. The MTA reports a ramp will be installed at 8th Avenue and an elevator will be built at the New Utrecht/62nd Street Station.

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