The Real Deal New York

A new glimpse into the Second Avenue Subway

The Q train extension is on track to open by Christmas 2016
December 07, 2014 04:00PM

New Yorkers have been waiting on the Second Avenue subway since the late 1920s. Now a new image is providing a first glimpse of the much-needed and long-postponed line.

Part of a construction wall came down last week on the Lexington Avenue/63rd Street F station’s downtown platform, revealing the new passenger platform for the Q train, according to the New York Post.

When completed, the Q train will be extended from Seventh Avenue and 57th Street to Second Avenue and 96th, connecting with the F at East 63rd.

The image is the first look at an actual station for the new line – although tunnel images have been widely circulated.

The $4.451 billion extension is on track to open by Christmas 2016. [NYP]Christopher Cameron