Knickerbocker M re-opened yesterday (photo via NY Daily News)

It seemed like it would never happen but it did! The Knickerbocker M train stop in Bushwick has reopened after almost six months of renovations yesterday! An $11 million overhaul transformed a rusting and peeling relic to a first-rate stop, says Daily News. The Knickerbocker M was out of service since August 17, 2012, and its renovation was a part of a larger $47 million project to renovate aging train stations in the area.

After the folks living off Knickerbocker can happily ride the train again, MTA says that Central M is next – it is scheduled to close for five months from March through August 2013.

Ridgewood folks will also get their share of renovation and commuting inconvenience as Seneca, Forest and Fresh Pond M train stations “will have important station component work done as well” over the next twelve months.