Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Second Avenue Subway, the line that never happened.
The future plan of the Second Avenue subway calls for the and to serve Second Avenue from 125 Street to connect to to 64th Street, which is where the will branch off west to connect with the at 63rd Street. The will go south to Hanover Square. along Second Avenue.
The will connect with at 53rd Street, the at 42nd Street, the at 14th Street, at Grand Street, and Broadway Nassau with the
But even with all this, the SAS (Second Avenue Subway) has been a dream for over 80 years. That's right, 80 plus years, and it has never been completed yet. If the and SAS line was here now the wouldn't be so packed.
Financial problems caused the delays in the construction of the line. The 2nd Avenue line was initially supposed to open in 2012, but it was pushed back to 2015, three years late!
Now the question is this, will the line at 2nd Avenue and the extension from 57th Street to 125 Street ever happen? With today's financial issues in NYC, it looks like it's going to take a few more steps to get this project up and running.
I hope the Second Avenue subway for the , a dream which is 80 years and counting will finally become reality, a reality where the and can finally take a significant load off the overworked and . The 's route will be more enjoyable, finally going north of 57th Street.
The Lexington Avenue-63rd Street, will finally be used fully, (the hidden tracks would finally be served by trains) and can connect at that two-level station.
I have no idea what the train will look like, and what cars it will use. When the line is complete, we'll soon find out.
Anyways, that's all I can say about the future of the SAS, which I hope will be completed someday, at least by 2020.