MTA hopes broken escalators at new subway station are fixed Monday

Posted at 11:59 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-20 00:17:13-04

One of the ways riders get to the new Second Avenue Subway has been closed for most of the week.

The escalators at 83rd Street and Second Avenue were taken out of service. Crews have been working to repair them. MTA representatives hope the escalators will be working again Monday.

The MTA says a sprinkler malfunction damaged the escalators at this entrance. Both problems are being investigated.

Other entrances are available at 86th Street and Second Avenue and MTA staff members are directing riders to those exists from the mezzanine.

At 83rd Street, riders have found an entrance that's closed. La Pulperia, a restaurant at 84th Street and Second Avenue, invites riders inside with a sign about the closure.