In anticipation of Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway, an MTA community information center with rotating exhibits is open to the public on East 125th Street, steps from the MTA Metro North Station, and halfway between the #2/3 and #4/5/6.
Update November, 2021: MTA officials are “now bullish on getting early $3 billion from the federal government to cover half of the potential cost of extending the Second Avenue subway.
The information center offers in many different ways, an outline of what subway riders might expect, beginning with the construction process and path the subway will take.
Wall displays and interactive multimedia touch screens, along with in-depth videos track the Q-Line extension. Phase 2 will extend train service from the 96th Street station on the Upper East Side to East Harlem, with new stations at 106th Street and 116th Street on Second Avenue, and 125th Street at Park Avenue.
One of our favorite interactive displays is the ability to drive the train! and yes, you can honk the horn.
Expecting a 300,000 ridership daily on Phase 1 and 2 combined, this new section will connect to the M60 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport as well as the #4,5,6 subway and Metro North on 125.
The three new stations (106, 116, and 125) will each provide ADA accessibility. The proposed $51 billion capital plan took years to put together. Now the question is ~ will Phase 2 become a victim of COVID-19?
There is a lot in play, according to The City, September 20, 2020. Stay tuned.
Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway is part of East 125th Street, a work in progress.
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