This photo was not taken this past weekend, but could have been. MTA construction crews were working in roughly the same spot along the N-line in Bensonhurst.
This track renewal is pretty lightweight work compared to what the MTA has planned for this section of the line starting in 2012 and beyond. The entire Sea Beach Line – from 8th Avenue to 86th Street – is due for a complete overhaul that will see extensive construction work on the retaining wall and all nine stations. It is certainly important to maintain the subway system’s aging infrastructure – and this line’s stations are well past overdue for an overhaul – but I have to admit, I’m dreading being subjected to the kind of transit misery that B-/Q-train riders suffered through for years.