Workers renovating the 86th Street subway station at Central Park West said this week that the station is scheduled to open Friday afternoon. The station, which accesses B and C trains, has been closed since June. The station is expected to get structural upgrades along with new digital features like enhanced countdown clocks.
The MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative is meant to renovate stations quickly by shutting them down for several months, instead of attempting to do the work over a longer period with more intermittent disruptions. The stations at 110th and 72nd Street already reopened, though not without some hiccups.