The Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center officially opened on September 18, 2017, with a location steps from the 125th Street Metro North Station, at 69 East 125th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues. The Center will maintain a presence during Phase 2, which will bring the subway to East 125th Street at Lexington Avenue.
The new center offers exhibits and programming about the history and construction of the subway. Phase 2 will add stops at 106th Street, 116th Street, and 125th Street, along Lexington Avenue, adding 1.5 miles to the completed Phase 1. It is a fully-staffed center (English and Spanish) looking forward to answering questions from the community, and holding educational events about the project.
Check out the simulator, which will allow visitors to virtually move a train through a subway tunnel, stop at stations – opening and closing doors for passengers – and moving on to the next station (and you can toot your horn!).
Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway opened on January 1, 2017, and serves more than 200,000 people per day at three new stations. This first Phase took 10-years to complete, from the original 2007 contract award to January of 2017. The line is being built in four phases, with the first phase going from 63rd Street to 96th Street. When the four phases are complete, the Second Avenue Subway will run from 125th Street to Hanover Square in the Financial District. The proposed full-line would be 8.5 miles long, with 16 stations and a projected daily ridership of 560,000. The MTA hopes to begin construction on Phase 2 in 2019.
The Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center is located at 69 East 125th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Stop by and say Hi.
While you’re there, take a walk over to The Plaza and check out the daily events offered by Uptown Grand Central (NHEMA), across the street from the beautifully renovated historic Corn Exchange Building.