|R68A (W) Train|
The subways had a blast this year, too. Earlier in the year, the entire transit system experienced a severe snowstorm that crippled the entire city, ending bus service early, and majority/all trains stored underground. Vintage trains and Train of Many Colors ran for the Yankees and Mets home openers, respectively*. The MTA held a Second Avenue Subway (Phase I) Hearing in April. SAS is the cause for the reinstatement of the (W) Line, Weekday/Evening (N) Broadway Express, & Late Night (R) Shuttle Train to/from Whitehall Street. On New Years Day (01/01/2017)*, the (Q) will be extended from Midtown (57th St/7th Ave) to Upper East Side (96th St/2nd Ave), with connection to the (F) Line at Lexington Ave-63rd Street. The (Q) had its last run to/from Astoria,Queens on 11/04/2016. Three days later, after being M.I.A (Missing In Action) for 6 years, the (W) has been brought back to life! MTA has been awarded contracts for over 750+ R211 (Open-End Cars) and Newly Renovated Stations. The MTA is currently testing out Bombardier R179s.** Lastly, lets take a look of the BMT Broadway Line before the return of the (W) and after the return of the (W) Line. Station renovation work is being performed on both the BMT Sea Beach and IND Culver Lines. For more Transportation Hub, please subscribe today.
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