Second Avenue Subway Test Trains Action

Good news on the 2nd Ave Subway.

PenneyVanderbilt

Test cars have been spotted running on the Second Avenue Subway track, and now officials are confirming it.

The revelations seem to counter media reports last month which indicated that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was nowhere near meeting its goal to launch service by Dec. 31. The project, which began in 2007, was expected to stall due to concerns over whether the 72nd Street Station was complete.

New Yorkers aren’t allowed to ride the test trains yet, but they can apparently sneak a peak if they’re standing in the stairwell at the public area of the Lexington Ave and 63rd Street station, according to Dj Hammers, who uploads transit-related videos onto his YouTube channel (see the clip).

An MTA spokeswoman later confirmed that test runs began this past weekend. The trains are also carrying weights in each of the cars as a way to simulate the weight…

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One comment

  1. penneyvanderbilt · October 12

    Thank you for reblogging. Had a lot of trouble putting together. My UTUBE link kept changing. I lost my picture and used “stock”. I’m excited about it. Glad they not borrow “museum cars” to test with. Wonder what cars will go on new trains? …..Penney

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