NEW YORK (PIX11) — Good news for subway riders in need of a bathroom.
Eighteen bathrooms at nine subway stations around New York City are set to reopen on Monday morning, MTA officials said Sunday. The bathrooms — one male and one female at each of the nine stations — will be open each day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They’ll be closed for cleaning from noon to 1 p.m.
“The pandemic created many challenges to providing faster, cleaner, safer service in the transit system,” New York City Transit President Richard Davey said. “But as ridership continues to rebound, we’re pleased to provide relief to customers by reopening some bathrooms across the transit system. When customers have got to go on the go, we’ve now got them covered at select stations.”
While the bathrooms were closed, the MTA worked to install motion-activated faucets, new hand dryers and new lighting, officials said. Workers also did deep cleaning, painted ceilings and installed new tile grout.
Bathrooms will reopen at these NYC subway stations:
- 161 St–Yankee Stadium
- 14 St–Union Sq
- East 180 St
- 42 St–Bryant Park
- Jay St–MetroTech
- Kings Highway
- Jackson Hts–Roosevelt Av
- Forest Hills–71 Av
- Fulton St