THE SECOND AVE SUBWAY (T TRAIN)


NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY HISTORY - T train
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The Second Ave subway has been an urban legend for quite some time. People old enough to remember it are well into their 90s by now. As of 2012, Phase I is under construction, consisting of two miles (3 km) of tunnels and three stations underneath Second Avenue. A plan for more than 75 years, a ceremonial ground-breaking for the Second Avenue Subway was held on April 12, 2007 and the contractor prepared the initial construction site at 96th Street on April 23, 2007. A tunnel boring machine (TBM) was originally expected to arrive six to eight months after construction began, but the utility relocation and excavation required to create its "launch box" delayed its deployment until May 2010. By May 2010 the TBM launch box was complete, and on May 14, 2010, MTA's contractors completed the TBM installation and turned it on. On March 28, 2011, having completed the west tunnel to 65th Street, drilling began for the east tunnel. The TBM completed its run to the 63rd Street Station bellmouth on September 22, 2011. A partial Second Ave subway was 'finally' built utilizing the 63rd street tunnel to 96th street / Second Ave. From this, the became the extension of Broadway service beyond 57th street into the new Second Ave subway to 96th street on 1/1/2017. The came back again weeks earlier on 11/7/2016 to serve the Astoria el once again since being phased out 6/25/2010.


Originally proposed in 1929 as part of a massive expansion of the Independent Subway System (IND), work on the line never commenced, as the Great Depression crushed the economy of the state and country. Need for the Second Avenue Subway line grew, especially in recent years, as the East Side of Manhattan experienced significant residential development. Currently, the lone rapid transit option on the Upper East Side is the four-track IRT Lexington Avenue , , train, the most crowded in the country. Its average of 1.3 million daily riders on this single line exceeds the daily traffic load of the entire Washington Metro system (which has the second-highest ridership in the U.S.), and exceeds the combined daily ridership of the rail transit systems of San Francisco and Boston. Local bus routes are just as crowded during various times of the day. The construction of the Second Avenue line would add another two tracks to fill the gap that has existed since the elevated IRT Second Avenue Line was demolished in 1940 42 and the IRT Third Avenue Line was removed in 1955 56. After 2025, a full length subway will continue throughout Second Ave from Hanover Square to 125th street called the train. This project was planned since the 1930s but construction didn't really happen until the 1970s and FINALLY again in the Spring of 2006! We look forward to its continued progress!


The Second Ave subway




The city started planning, again, in 1945, to build the new subway and bought a prototype train (the R11) in 1949. New York voters approved bond acts for its construction in 1951 and in 1967. Money from the 1951 bond measure was diverted to buy new cars, lengthen platforms, and maintain other parts of the aging New York City subway system. The proceeds of the 1967 bond act were partly used to begin tunneling under Second Avenue. Digging began in 1972; however, a few years later, the city became insolvent. On November 8, 2005, voters in New York State passed the Transportation Bond Act, which will, among other projects, partially fund construction of the line.


In August 2006, the MTA revealed that all future subway stations, including ones built for the Second Avenue subway, the Subway Extension, and the new South Ferry station will be outfitted with air-cooling systems to reduce the temperature along platforms. In November 2007, the United States Secretary of Transportation announced that the Second Avenue Subway would receive $1.3 billion in federal funding for the project's first phase, to be funded over a seven-year period.


The future cars of the Second Ave subway (T train) 2000s


The Second Ave subway (T train)

125th STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (4,5,6,Q,T)
116th STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (Q,T)
106th STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (Q,T)
96th STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opened 1/1/2017 was the first to open as an extended train from 63rd street to 96th street/Second Ave on 1/1/2017 an additional T train from Hanover Square to 125th street will open after 2025
86th STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opened 1/1/2017 was the first to open as an extended train from 63rd street to 96th street/Second Ave on 1/1/2017 an additional T train from Hanover Square to 125th street will open after 2025
72nd STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opened 1/1/2017 was the first to open as an extended train from 63rd street to 96th street/Second Ave on 1/1/2017 an additional T train from Hanover Square to 125th street will open after 2025
55th STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (E,M,T)
42nd STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (4,5,6,7,S,T)
34th STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (T)
23rd STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (L,T)
14th STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (L,T)
HOUSTON STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (F,T)
GRAND STREET Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (B,D,T)
CHATHAM SQUARE Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (T)
SEAPORT Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (T)
HANOVER SQUARE Second Ave subway (Manhattan) opens after 2025 to be built future (T)


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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 8TH AVE - FULTON
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 6TH AVE - BRIGHTON
GRAND CONCOURSE 8TH AVE LOCAL
GRAND CONCOURSE 6TH AVE - WEST END
QUEENS BLVD - 8TH AVE EXPRESS
QUEENS BLVD / 6TH AVE - CULVER
BROOKLYN QUEENS CROSSTOWN
THE ROCKAWAY SHUTTLE
QUEENS BLVD / 6TH AVE EXTRA
THE BROADWAY - QUEENS BLVD
SEA BEACH / QUEENS BLVD LINE
THE COURT STREET SHUTTLE
THE SECOND AVE SUBWAY
THE EIGHTH AVE LOCAL
THE FOURTH AVE / QUEENS BLVD
MYRTLE-CHAMBERS 6TH AVE
QUEENS BLVD - 8TH AVE SUBWAY
JFK EXPRESS TO PLANE
6TH AVE SUBWAY - JAMAICA EL
QUEENSBRIDGE / 6TH AVE - BRIGHTON

THE GRAND STREET SHUTTLE
ATLANTIC AV TUNNEL
BRIGHTON EXP (BMT 1c)
ROCKAWAY BRANCH
THE 63RD STREET SHUTTLE

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