The W train returns today, see the MTA’s new service map

Posted On Mon, November 7, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, November 7, 2016 By In Transportation

When it came to reviving the W train, the MTA surprisingly stuck to their timeline, with restored service from Astoria to lower Manhattan beginning at this morning. The train will now run from 6:30am to 11:30pm no weekdays, but this means changes on the N, R, and Q lines, which account for the Q train getting rerouted once the Second Avenue Subway opens next month. To make things a little simpler, the agency has created a handy map detailing the new service and changes, along with an infographic of station-specific information (h/t Gothamist).

w-train-map

As 6sqft previously outlined, these are the big 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 W line (along with the still-absent V train) was taken out of service in 2010 due to MTA cuts, but the idea to restore service came up last summer as a way to better connect Astoria when the Q train gets rerouted.

Get station-by-station information here >>

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