As may or may not know, the W train was revived and began running on November 7th on the same line as R and N trains. However, let’s take a few steps forward and look at what is to come; And that is the Second Avenue train station. Essentially, the final product of the Second Avenue train station would create a line that stretches down all the way to the financial district. The construction process of this train station is built into four phases, which is funded by our local government (costs billions of dollars.) The creation of the entire second avenue station, T train line, and train connection at 63rd Lexington Ave. are all split into four phases.
Phase 1: Complete the Second Avenue train station from 79th Street to 96th Street on Second Avenue. (Yorkville Neighborhood)
From the photo above, you can tell that the Six Train line was the primary method of travel from 79th Street and 96th Street, and also reaching outwards to First Avenue. However, traveling to First Avenue from Lexington Avenue was about a 10 minute walk. With the new completion of the first phase, it will cut traveling time by more than half, and also clear up the very crowded six train.
Phase 2: Complete the upper region of the train station from 96th Street to 125th Street
Phase 3: from the 72nd Street station to Houston St. Train stop
Now you are able to cut down the east side of manhattan and connect to L, B, D, V, E, and F trains.
Phase 4: Houston St. to Hanover Square in the financial District