Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Subway Pedestrian Tunnel Burrows Under Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Walked down Willoughby Street lately?

Construction of the longed-for pedestrian tunnel between the R/M trains’ Lawrence Street station and the A/C/F trains’ Jay Street station has been going on since July, but recently it's had a major impact on the western end of Willoughby Street, as can be seen in the above photo.

The transfer tunnel under Willoughby Street will probably attract more riders to the Lawrence Street and Jay Street stations, which combined handle roughly 35,000 passengers per week, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

Photo by MK Metz


Anonymous said...

All those years that I paid two fares between the R and the F Train (it was convenient and it's too long of a story to go into--alright it had to do with a woman I loved) and now that I've retired they're going to have a free transfer. Can't I get refunds?

Anonymous said...

Now the businesses on willoghby know how we on columbia street feel,... you're sales will go down, but your rent will go up and the city dont care (except about your water bill)

Anonymous said...

Rats must be having a field day.

Anonymous said...

i used to sleeep on that sidewalk until i got some help. Nostalgia, sigh.

Anonymous said...

Is that you 8:50? I think I used to drop a dollar into your cup while you were passed out. Ahhh the old Brooklyn.