Finally, after 100 years of work and delays, the 2nd Avenue Subway will open the first section on December 31st, just a day before the line will be open to the public. Governor Cuomo & Mayor Bill di Blasio will ride on the Second Ave Subway’s Inaugural Ride New Year’s Eve.
The initial ride is reserved for press and co-hosted by NYC organizations including the Central Park Conservancy, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and The Met.
The train will depart from 72nd Street at 10:30 p.m. and stop at all the new stations; MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast will also be joining, as well as Mayor de Blasio, community members and business owners along the line.
The new line will be a welcome relief for the thousands of commuters who have waited so long for additional transportation options on a north south route.
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