86th Street (Second Avenue Subway)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||86th Street & Second Avenue
New York, NY 10028
|Locale||Upper East Side, Yorkville|
|Line||IND Second Avenue Line|
|Connection||NYCT Bus: M15 (SB), M15 SBS (SB), M86|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||December 30, 2016 (Planned)|
|Next north||96th Street: under construction|
|Next south||72nd Street: under construction|
86th Street is an under construction station on the first phase of the Second Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It will feature two tracks and an island platform. It is planned to open on December 30, 2016.
Station layout (future)
|B1||Upper Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines|
|Escalators, elevator, and stairs to Exits/Entrances and lower mezzanine
|B2||Lower Mezzanine||Staircases and elevators to platforms|
|Southbound||→ No service (present)
← (under construction) toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (72nd Street)
|Northbound||→ No service (present)
→ (under construction) toward 96th Street (Terminus) →
The station is built so that it is more wide open than most other underground stations in the system, so its architecture, along with two other Second Avenue Subway stations, was compared to a Washington Metro station by Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction.
The station will have air-cooling systems to make it at least 10 °F (6 °C) cooler than other subway stations during the summer. This will require the station to have large ventilation and ancillary buildings, rather than traditional subway grates. The station will also be compliant with current fire codes, whereas most existing stations are not.
Entrances and exits
There are 3 entrances and exits under construction. This includes 10 escalators and one elevator.
Controversy emerged over the station in February 2011, when a lawsuit was filed by the Yorkshire Towers over the location of Entrance 2, whose two locations were located right in front of the building but facing away from its semicircular driveway. The entrances, planned to service 3,600 people an hour, was alleged in the lawsuit to be destroying the quality of life for building tenants, if the entrances were to be built in the location. The lawsuit was later dismissed.
The two ancillary buildings will be located at:
- Ancillary 1: Northwest corner of 83rd Street and Second Avenue
- Ancillary 2: Northwest corner of 86th Street and Second Avenue
In 1999, the Regional Plan Association considered a full-length Second Avenue Subway, which include 86th Street as one of its planned 31 stations. The main station entrance would be at 86th Street to the north, with additional exits between 86th and 82nd Streets to the south. Planning for the station was finalized in June 2007.
On September 15, 2011, the contract for building the station was awarded to the joint venture of Skanska USA and Traylor Bros Inc. As of January 17, 2013[update], the cavern stretching from 83rd to 87th Streets was 57% excavated. By July 2013, construction of the station was 53% complete. The final blast for the 86th Street station was completed for an escalator cavern on November 22, 2013. Skanska/Traylor were still installing waterproofing and steel reinforcement, as well as putting concrete around the underground cavern, entrances, and ancillaries. As of May 2014[update], entrances 1 and 2 are being built, and excavation is 100% complete; as of December 2014[update], the station shell is complete, bringing the total Second Avenue Subway project progress to three-fourths completion.
The station was scheduled to be completed by May 16, 2016,  but the estimated completion date has been pushed back to October 2016.   It is planned to open on December 30, 2016, along with the other two stations on the Second Avenue Line.
Since 2013, construction of the station has caused the value of real estate in the area to rise. However, construction has temporarily made the prices of real estate temporarily decrease to "affordable" levels. Some businesses near the station's construction site have also lost profits.
Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center
The Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center is located nearby, at 1628 Second Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets. It opened on July 25, 2013. On May 23, 2014, a new exhibit about the construction techniques used to build the Second Avenue Subway, titled "En Route: The Techniques and Technologies Used to Build the Second Avenue Subway", was launched at the center.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 86th Street (IND Second Avenue Line).|
- station under construction from Google Maps Street View
- Second Avenue Subway 86th Street Construction Photos – MTA's Flickr website