December 08, 2010
R Train to Have New Lawrence St Connection this Friday at 1pm
NY1 reports that the new direct tunnel connection between Lawrence St ( R train ) and Jay St / Borough Hall ( A, C, F trains ) will open Friday, Dec 10.
This will allow free transfers between the stations. Each station will be renamed " Jay Street Metrotech " ( since they will henceforth be a single station )
This will be a handy connection for Bay Ridge commuters heading to destinations on on Eighth Avenue or near the South St Seaport ( A, C) or to the lower East Side or Sixth Avenue, or 63rd St / East Side( F )
There of course has always been a connection with the F at Ninth St, but this connection will involve far fewer stairs.
I will try to take a photo of the new connection this Friday.
Friday reportage from NY Daily News
Photos from Gothamist