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Old 05-21-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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By Rebecca Harshbarger


May 21, 2015 | 5:44pm

The MTA said Thursday that the new Upper East Side line, which connects to the Q on 63rd Street and runs up to the 96th Street stop, is more than 80 percent complete.

The new stations — 72nd Street, 86th, and 96th Street — will have Wi-Fi and be about 10 degrees cooler than outside, due to climate control technology.
The design of the stops has an open plan, and doesn’t use columns like other subway stations.
The walls will feature porcelain panels that are easier to keep clean than the tiles that are currently in the transit system.
Almost 9,000 feet of track has been installed so far, and almost 16,000 has been delivered, the MTA said.
The line, which features three new subway stations and a revamp of is expected to divert 200,000 commuters a day from packed trains on the 4, 5, and 6 lines.

Second Avenue Subway more than 80 percent complete | New York Post
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:23 PM
 
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I'm also hearing that the new trains (that were delayed) should be ready for delivery and testing soon. They'll most likely be on the C, J, and Q lines.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If anyone reads this who is currently working on the project , nice job guys
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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this is great news
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:59 AM
 
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Yes it will be great for the Upper East Side!
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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So what kind of track will 2nd ave train run on? The IRT kind or the lettered line kind? A new kind?
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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So what kind of track will 2nd ave train run on? The IRT kind or the lettered line kind? A new kind?
Initially, the Q will operate on the 2nd Ave line, extended from 57th St/7th Ave (it will no longer serve Astoria during weekdays, I don't know if another line will be created to help the N during the week (maybe they'll bring back the W, running weekdays only from Ditmars Blvd to Whitehall St). So to answer your question, it will be a "B Division" route, with the longer and wider cars.

Going forward, the 2nd Ave line will be extended south of 63rd St to Lower Manhattan. There will be a "T" train to run on this segment (the Q would continue to run on 2nd Av north of 63rd St). There is a possibilty of it being extended to Brooklyn, but I suspect that won't happen in my lifetime
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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So what kind of track will 2nd ave train run on? The IRT kind or the lettered line kind? A new kind?
B Division (letters, not numbers).
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:07 AM
 
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So what kind of track will 2nd ave train run on? The IRT kind or the lettered line kind? A new kind?
The other posters already answered your question. To get technical though, the IRT, BMT, and IND share the "same" tracks. It's the size of the tunnels and platforms that are the problem.


Sorry, I'm a train nerd.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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By Rebecca Harshbarger


May 21, 2015 | 5:44pm

The MTA said Thursday that the new Upper East Side line, which connects to the Q on 63rd Street and runs up to the 96th Street stop, is more than 80 percent complete.

The new stations — 72nd Street, 86th, and 96th Street — will have Wi-Fi and be about 10 degrees cooler than outside, due to climate control technology.
The design of the stops has an open plan, and doesn’t use columns like other subway stations.
The walls will feature porcelain panels that are easier to keep clean than the tiles that are currently in the transit system.
Almost 9,000 feet of track has been installed so far, and almost 16,000 has been delivered, the MTA said.
The line, which features three new subway stations and a revamp of is expected to divert 200,000 commuters a day from packed trains on the 4, 5, and 6 lines.

Second Avenue Subway more than 80 percent complete | New York Post
Not said here is that the MTA is 75% confident that the subway will be able to open on schedule, which is December 2016.
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