After part of its ceiling collapsed over two weeks ago, resulting in its closure for the past two weeks, NYC Transit has announced that the West 181st Street station is open at 5 a.m. today for morning rush hour service:
Work over the past weekend was performed by an outside contractor and MTA New York City Transit maintenance personnel to stabilize some additional areas of loose brick and reposition scaffolding to maximize space along the platforms at both 168th Street and 181st Street stations.
However, even with the shifting of the scaffolding, customers should be mindful that room will be limited on the platforms of both stations. MTA New York City Transit regrets any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.
The ceiling at 168th Street was also inspected, because its design is similar to 181st's.
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