MTA Flaunts Future Subway Map With Second Avenue Line

Posted On Fri, May 27, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, May 27, 2016 By In maps, Transportation

Perhaps in an attempt to distract disgruntled riders from looming shutdowns and never-ending delays, the MTA has released a new subway map that features stations along phase one of the Second Avenue line and the reinstated W line to Astoria. The former isn’t planned to open until December (which, as Gothamist notes, we’ll believe when we see) and the latter November, but if you were stuck on a sweaty platform this morning, this eye candy is surely a welcome treat.

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The map was included in the MTA’s minutes from Wednesday’s Board meeting (read the full document here), where they officially approved the W train restoration. The line was taken out of service in 2010 due to budget cuts, but was brought back to life recently as a way to better connect Astoria residents who have a lack of transportation options. The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway will extend the Q train up from 63rd Street to 96th Street. It’s expected to carry 200,000 riders a day, but NY Mag points out that the Q service won’t actually be increased, so this influx of people will be added to already crowded cars.

[Via Gothamist and NY Mag]

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  • AMH

    “…a way to better connect Astoria residents who have a lack of transportation options”? Who writes this stuff? It adds service to the Astoria line, end of story.

    “…Q service won’t actually be increased, so this influx of people will be cramming onto already crowded cars.”

    What influx? The trains will be empty unless UES riders manage to fill them at the three new stations. The long waits between trains are the issue, not imaginary crowds.

  • ConsciouBlkMAN

    The “Q” runs frequently enough to carry this new segment. Astoria riders won’t see a big change except those using local stations. You now have a one seat ride. And since the “W” didn’t go to brooklyn, it was often the train available, because delays happen there because of switching problems.

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