T (New York City Subway service)

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Second Avenue Local
T symbol
Northern end 125th Street
Southern end Hanover Square
Stations 16

The T Second Avenue Local[1] is a prospective rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its proposed route bullet will be turquoise, a currently unused color, since it will run over planned Second Avenue Line in Manhattan.

The Second Avenue Subway is under construction, with the first phase, running from 63rd to 96th Streets, planned for completion in December 2016.[2] The T designation will not be used until the third phase opens from Houston to 63rd Streets.[2] The third phase is not funded or scheduled.[3]

Map of the future Second Avenue Subway (SAS), with the T service shown in turquoise

History[edit]

T was previously used for a service on the BMT West End Line, originally BMT 3. It was discontinued in 1967, but a shuttle, designated TT, continued into 1968,[4] when it was replaced by the B train via Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. With the closing of the Manhattan Bridge's north side in 2001, the B in Brooklyn was replaced by the W via Broadway. In 2004, the Manhattan Bridge reopened for subway service and the W was replaced by the D via Sixth Avenue.[5] T currently appears on R32 rollsigns as a black letter on a white circle.

Planned station listing[edit]

As planned, the T will operate at all times between 125th Street in East Harlem and Hanover Square in the Financial District. It would be the only New York City Subway service that is not a shuttle to run only within one borough, though the planned expansion will include provisions to for further extension into the Bronx and Brooklyn at its northern and southern ends, respectively.

Station Handicapped/disabled access Phase Transfers and connections Notes
Manhattan
T train introduced with opening of Phase 3 of the Second Avenue Subway
125th Street Handicapped/disabled access 2 Northern terminal station for T train (Phase 3)
Q train
4 5 6 <6> trains (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
M60 bus to LaGuardia Airport
connection to Harlem – 125th Street (Metro-North Railroad)
at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street
116th Street Handicapped/disabled access 2 Q train
106th Street Handicapped/disabled access 2 Q train
96th Street Handicapped/disabled access 1 Q train
86th Street Handicapped/disabled access 1 Q train
72nd Street Handicapped/disabled access 1 Q train
T train continues down Second Avenue (Phase 3), Q turns west onto 63rd Street Line
55th Street Handicapped/disabled access 3 E M trains (IND Queens Boulevard Line) at Lexington Avenue – 53rd Street
4 6 <6> trains (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) at 51st Street
42nd Street Handicapped/disabled access 3 7 <7> trains (IRT Flushing Line)
S train (IRT 42nd Street Shuttle)
4 5 6 <6> trains (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) at Grand Central – 42nd Street
connection to Grand Central Terminal (Metro-North Railroad & Long Island Rail Road once East Side Access Project is completed.)
34th Street Handicapped/disabled access 3
23rd Street Handicapped/disabled access 3
14th Street Handicapped/disabled access 3 L train (BMT Canarsie Line) at Third Avenue
Houston Street Handicapped/disabled access 3 F train (IND Sixth Avenue Line) at Second Avenue Southern terminal station for T train (Phase 3)
T train continues down Chrystie and Water Streets (Phase 4)
Grand Street Handicapped/disabled access 4 B D trains (IND Sixth Avenue Line)
Chatham Square Handicapped/disabled access 4 at Worth Street
Seaport Handicapped/disabled access 4 at Fulton Street
Hanover Square Handicapped/disabled access 4 at Old Slip
Southern terminal station for T train (Phase 4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T (2nd Av Local) T-Shirt". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "MTA Capital Construction - Second Avenue Subway Project Description". mta.info. MTA. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ Kabak, Benjamin. "What future the Second Ave. Subway?". Second Avenue Sagas. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?36091
  5. ^ BMT West End Line