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).
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.
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