Here comes the Second Avenue Line.

“T” Time? AMNY has clearly been itching to use that headline, and this morning they finally did.

Anyway, the plans for the Second Ave subway line were released. Here’s some of the drawings.

Second Ave Line Map

They also had some artist renderings of what it will look like inside.

Mezzanine Level of T Line

Is that not the cleanest looking subway mezzanine you’ve ever seen? Are they launching a new technology that allows the subway to clean itself?

T Line

And a typical platform. It was a nice touch to add someone waiting for the elevator. Notice that they didn’t show him getting on the elevator. That’s because they want to show that there are elevators, but let’s be honest, they’ll rarely ever work. 🙂 Also, for the guy in the front with the suit case…”Backpacks and other large containers are subject to random search by the police.” Just a heads up.

Elliot “Lee” Sander, the MTA’s new executive director, and Chairman Peter Kalikow will approve the $333 million contract for the first phase of the project that critics thought would never happen.

“All of the sudden it turned from doubtful to inevitable and nobody quite knows when it happened,” Kalikow said at the last MTA board meeting.

Almost immediately after the contract is signed, construction trailers will start to line parts of Second Avenue in the East 90s, MTA officials said. –AMNY

So from this spring until 2013, hold your breath upper-east-siders. It’s going to be a noisey couple years. I was hoping Second Avenue Sagas would have something to say on the matter, but nothing as of yet. I’m sure he will have something up soon. In the mean time, I’ll stick with Chuck.


As expected, Second Avenue Sagas came through with a post on this story. I knew it would only be a matter of minutes!

4 thoughts on “Here comes the Second Avenue Line.

  1. Remember the guy I mentioned a while back who said he sold his apartment because the building was right above where they’re going to drill from? I saw him again today and told him about this site. Hopefully he’ll comment about this, he knows quite a bit about the project.


  2. I’d like to ask you the same Question that I posed on 2nd Avenue Sagas: Was there ever any thought or consideration given to placing a stop somewhere between 86th & 72nd Streets? A 14 Block “gap” in one of the most densely populated portions of the Upper East Side seems a little bit much, don’t you think? If there was another stop added at, say 79th Street, then this would seem to be a more evenly distributed amount of stops. Currently, there are 9 and 10 block “gaps” between stops. If there was a stop added at 79th Street, it would create 2, 7 block “gaps” as opposed to 1, 14 block “gap” as currently designed. Plus, the Population density is already there (between 86th & 72nd Streets). In addition, there is a Crosstown Bus that utilizes 79th Street and it might even facilitate a greater amount of commuters to use a 79th Street stop on the 2nd Avenue Subway. Any info or feedback you could give me on this idea would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


  3. Following up to The Cro’s question: is the long term plan still to run directly from 14th to Houston streets? An 8th Street stop would make a big difference for much of the East Village, which has classically had terrible subway service.


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