Riders want elevator at Parkchester subway station

Some No. 6 train riders who use the Parkchester subway station say they are being short-changed by the MTA because of the lack of elevator service.



They say that the installation of an elevator is long overdue, since the station has undergone three major renovations over the years.



Advocates for the disabled say the station is not handicap-accessible, despite being one of the busiest in the Bronx. They say an elevator is needed for families, the elderly and the disabled who use the station every day.



Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda says he is working with Sen. Jeff Klein to get funding to build an elevator.



In a statement, the MTA says, "Due to the dimensions of the station mezzanine, an elevator cannot be installed without blocking customer flow from the two stairways and there is not sufficient clearance for a wheelchair."



Sepulveda is now working to get a feasibility study done to push the city to install an elevator at the train stop.


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