Reminder: Meet With TA President Monday Evening About Clark Street Elevator Repairs

As we reported earlier, Transit Authority President Andy Byford will be at St. Francis College from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. this coming Monday evening, September 16 to discuss plans for repair of the frequently malfunctioning elevators at the Clark Street station. There are reports that the TA may plan to close the station for as long as a year to make these repairs. This could be fatal to some of the merchants with shops on the subway arcade.

Come, listen, and let your voice be heard.

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  • Will M

    Why not repair/replace one of the three elevators at a time? Even if another one goes down, at least that leaves one elevator for access instead of shutting down access to the 2/3 line entirely.

  • meschwar

    I think someone else pointed this out, but only having one elevator operating at rush hour (which would inevitable happen from time to time) creates a dangerous situation there. The closest station is really pretty close. Better to replace all at once rather than have a potentially dangerous situation occur frequently over years.

  • Eddyde

    Also, there are probably a lot of shared components that cannot be replaced piecemeal.

  • Clara West

    Sorry folks but 2 elevators ain’t gonna work! The backup on the lower and upper platforms when even one is down would be massive during rush hours. And, if both went down, and it can happen, chaos!
    If/when they close it down can use a free bus service as originally done at least more than 8+ years ago when Clark was previously closed down to repair elevators.

  • Nomcebo Manzini

    You and others seemingly couldn’t be bothered to read the WHOLE article. Yes, the alternatives to an 8-month total shutdown are not without issues. Since Byford and his team totally want the Heights to “roll over” on his command/cajoling, they underscored them. YES, there will be mornings when one comes to the Clark Street Station, expecting to take a 2/3 to Manhattan … and you (OR I) will find yellow tape or whatever and a message like, “Due to an unexpected event, no trains are running at this time.”

    And yes, THEN, you will have a little headache. But a few of those over 24 months is a small price to pay for the lifeline Clark Street represents to many of us in the Central and North Heights!