I was at Lexington/63 Street this morning, and noticed they were running trains on track behind the wall (new Second Avenue). Sounded like they were running at a decent speed, some would stop, others would slow for the station.
It has occupied a special place in New York City’s imagination for nearly 100 years: an unfinished dream, a punch line for delays, a construction nightmare. Some New Yorkers wondered if they would ever live to see the day when it came to life.I can recall during the '50's when I was, say, about ten, going for a ride on the 3rd Ave "El". Obviously my Mother and Grandmother were "accommodating me", with the latter reminding us "there ARE taxicabs". I can remember how they both said how a new Subway would be started soon just one Avenue to the East....
After decades of failed efforts, the first segment of the Second Avenue subway line is scheduled to open in December, with three new stations on the Upper East Side of Manhattan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s race to open the Second Avenue subway by the end of the year will require an “unprecedented” push by workers, officials said on Monday..
With less than seven weeks left in the year, officials at the authority said they were committed to finishing the work on time and opening the line in December.
“We’re working very judiciously to meet this date of Dec. 31,” the authority’s chairman, Thomas F. Prendergast, told board members at a committee meeting
2nd Avenue Subway Will Open on New Year’s Day, M.T.A. SaysWe will celebrate that day at railroad.net by locking this thread, and moving discussion of phase I operations to here: Second Avenue Subway Operations
After nearly a century of delays and disappointment, the first phase of the Second Avenue subway is finally opening to the public on New Year’s Day, officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Monday.
The first subway train will leave a new station at 96th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at 6:04 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017, said the authority’s chairman, Thomas F. Prendergast. At an event on Monday to reveal the artwork at the new stations, Mr. Prendergast invited the crowd to ride the line.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who has been pressing officials to open the line by the end of the year, said local leaders would take a ceremonial ride on the Second Avenue line on New Year’s Eve and perhaps toast the opening of the long-delayed project with champagne.
With four new Second Avenue stations as blank canvases, artists celebrate the city in dazzling tiles.