Though not on the MTA website yet, the Second Avenue Subway line has been added to the subway map contained with the May 2016 MTA Board Action Items document released on Wednesday. The line is expected to open in December this year and there would be a few changes as a result, including a resurrection of the W line. Currently, the Q goes from Astoria-Ditmars Blvd to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.
But as a result of the new line, the Q will be rerouted to run from the new 96th Street stop to Coney Island-Stillwell, using existing but currently non-passenger tracks under Central Park that connect to the Broadway express tracks. The W train, which was removed from service in 2010, will return to service Whitehall Street to Astoria-Ditmas Blvd on weekdays only.
See our latest photos inside the construction of the Second Avenue Subway and read about the Secrets of the NYC subway.
Michelle is the founder of Untapped New York. She is the author of Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide, New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway. She is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture.