6sqft revealed last month that the W train would be making its triumphant return on Monday, November 7th, restoring service from Astoria to Lower Manhattan. Now that the date is only a couple weeks away, the MTA is putting up flyers touting the new re-instated line, reports Pix 11. Designed to look like a flashy Broadway marquee, the poster was spotted by a Reddit user over the weekend at the 34th Street-Penn Station platform of the A,C,E train.
As 6sqft previously explained, “The line was taken out of service in 2010, along with the V train, due to MTA budget cuts, but the idea to revive the line came about last summer as a way to better connect Astoria when the Q train is rerouted once the Second Avenue Subway opens.”
The posters want to make commuters aware of the following service changes:
- W trains will run on the Broadway line, making all local stops from Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard to Whitehall Street, replacing the Q line in Queens
- Until the Second Avenue Subway is complete, the Q line will terminate at 57th Street-7th Avenue; after that, it will run from 96th Street in Manhattan to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn
- N trains will run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street
- R service will remain the same
The changes will go into effect at 6:30am on November 7th. The MTA also announced today that the Second Avenue Subway is on track to open its first phase in December.
[Via Pix 11]
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