QUEENS, N.Y. - The Astoria Boulevard stop in Queens along the "N" and "W" lines is open again after nine months of renovations.

But construction at the station will continue into 2020.

It officially opened Wednesday afternoon.

Some of the improvements include a new mezzanine, four new platform staircases, two new street staircases, and a renovated platform.

Commuters who spoke with NY1were thrilled that the station was back open.

"It's an awfully long time but it looks nice," said one rider.

"I'm just really happy it's back open," said another rider. "I've just walked to 30th Avenue so it hasn't been too bad, but it's just nice to have your own station back. It's a two minute walk versus an eight minute walk."

The station will continue with construction over the next several months. 

Workers will be installing four new elevators, two new streets staircases, and elevated walkways, new benches, digital signs, and platform stair enclosures.