[153][154][155] On October 1, 2010, MTA awarded a $431 million contract to joint venture SSK Constructors for the mining of the tunnels connecting the 72nd Street station to the existing Lexington Avenue–63rd Street station, and for the excavation and heavy civil structures of the 72nd Street station. The 72nd Street station was the busiest of the line's new stations, with an average daily ridership of 44,000. [213], Estimated completion schedules slipped over time. 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As of July 25, 2016[update], construction spending was only $32 million for the month, even though a monthly spending goal of $46 million was needed to complete the project on time. Subway; A 1920's Project Some See No Alternative Rush Hour Still Jammed Headache for Neighbors Completion Set for '75", "Beame Proposes Improvement of Subway Entrances", "2d Ave. [290], On November 21, 2016, the MTA requested that the Phase 2 project be entered into the Project Development phase under the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts program. Shea Construction. The Second Avenue Subway, a New York City Subway line that runs under Second Avenue on the East Side of Manhattan, has been proposed since 1920. [293] Under the approved plan, the MTA would complete an environmental reevaluation by 2018, receive funding by 2020, and open Phase 2 between 2027 and 2029. [255] On March 19, 2013, in yet another allegation of wrongdoing, a construction worker got stuck in waist-deep muck at the 96th Street station site,[264][265] but while he was extricated after four hours of rescue efforts, he nearly died after the incident. Second Avenue is a station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Second Avenue and Houston Street on the border between the East Village and the Lower East Side, in Manhattan.It is served by the F train at all times and the train during rush hours in the peak direction. [177] In the winter of 2013, many of the tracks and signal panels began to arrive at the construction site, to be installed on the line over the next few years. [296] The EIS and design will be finished in 2018. [283] Although the MTA previously expressed concerns about funding the Capital Program, spokesman Adam Lisberg stated that the reduction in funding was a result of uncertain timing and not money problems. The Nassau Street option would have required the reorganization of the existing services on the Nassau Street Line, and passengers entering via the Williamsburg Bridge would not have direct service to destinations in other parts of Brooklyn. The line was first mentioned in 1919 as part of a massive expansion of the Independent Subway System (IND). [184] The contractors and the MTA blamed the delays on each other, with the MTA saying that the contractors did not show up to work on certain days; the contractors, on the other hand, said that the MTA had asked for over 2,500 design changes during construction, and in some cases, the contractors had to destroy and rebuild sidewalks, rooms, entrances, and other design elements that had already been built. The Second Avenue Subway Line will Increase Property Values across the Upper East Side. turn west onto the 63rd Street line and run down the central spine of the Manhattan CBD on the Sixth Avenue IND or the Broadway BMT. 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The RPA's plan also called for two additional components to be added to Phase 2. [113][114] 72nd Street and Harlem–125th Street were conceived as three-track, two-platform stations, but plans for both were scaled back. [244] During the opening week of operation, trains were running every six minutes during peak hours, and there was no service between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. [279] The 125th Street tail tracks would be able to store four trains, and would also allow for trains to enter the Harlem–125th Street terminal at speeds that would allow for the operation of 30 trains per hour on the line. Enhance. This process took 14 months, nearly double the MTA's anticipated eight months. [103]:26The tracks would have to be reconfigured, the passenger circulation capacity would have to be increased, and the service plan south of Chambers Street would have to be modified, to provide sufficient capacity to accommodate the additional trains that Second Avenue Subway service would require. There will be new stations at 106th Street and 116th Street on Second Avenue and 125 Street at Park Avenue. The TBM Launch Box will be located between 121st Street and 122nd Street on Second Avenue. The machine finished its run at the planned endpoint under 65th Street on February 5, 2011. This section will have tracks and other essential equipment installed, like that of the rest of the line. Phase 1 of the project opened to the public on January 1, 2017. [313][314] Without funding, the MTA projected that Phase 2 might have to be canceled. ASTCL had replaced Testwell Inc., another firm indicted for faking concrete tests, in 2008. [142] Later in 2007, the MTA gave a completion date of 2014. 27 Once the construction of full-length Second Avenue Subway was approved, this option was discarded. The overnight shutdown allowed finishing touches to be placed to avoid leaks and other major issues like those found in the new 34th Street–Hudson Yards station, which had opened a year prior. [104]:76–80, Initially, a spur to Grand Central Terminal was considered, which would have run via 44th Street as a way to divert riders from the 4 and ​5 routes, which run express on the Lexington Avenue Line. [85], In March 2016, the MTA began advertising Requests for Proposals (RFP) for three new contracts for the second phase, which were planned to be awarded in summer 2016. MTA New York City Subway: Second Avenue Subway Line Station Tour - Duration: 38:55. This option was favored as it would have allowed an eventual extension of the Second Avenue Subway to the Bronx via the IRT Pelham Line, while still providing a transfer at 125th Street to the Lexington Avenue Line. [237] On opening day, the stations were crowded with passengers seeking to check out the new line. These storage tracks, initially recommended in the SDEIS, would allow for the storage of four trains, and they would run south of Hanover Square from Coenties Slip to a traffic island located near Peter Minuit Plaza at a depth of 110 feet (34 m). Subway by using 1970s tunnel", "MTA announces $51 billion plan to save the subway, treat NYC's transit sickness", "The M.T.A. After 88 years in development, New York City’s new Second Avenue subway line has become a reality. The line, an extension of the Q train, runs under Second Avenue through Manhattan’s densely populated Upper East Side and is expected to serve roughly 200,000 riders a day. SUBWAY LOOP TO LINK 125TH AND 34TH STS. OPERATORS ACTIVE THERE Moses Ginsberg Acquires the Southeast Corner of 42d Street – Other Manhattan Sales", "SUBWAY LOOP TO LINK 125TH AND 34TH STS. [315], Phase 3, which has no funding commitments, will extend the line southward along Second Avenue from 63rd Street to Houston Street. THIRD AV. 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To be accurate, the “Second Avenue Subway” is actually only three new stations (96th, 86th and 72nd Streets) and the tunnel connecting them to the existing system at 62nd Street. [156]:301 A subsequent contract was awarded to Skanska Traylor Joint Venture for excavation of the cavern at the 86th Street station on August 4, 2011. In addition, to allow for train storage, alongside the main alignment, there would be storage tracks between 21st Street and 9th Street. 1942 Service ended on the Second Avenue El, and the line was demolished [143], In November 2007, Mary Peters, the United States Secretary of Transportation, announced that the Second Avenue Subway would receive $1.3 billion in federal funding for the project's first phase, to be funded over a seven-year period. ; They Purchase Tenements on the Route of Proposed New Subway. Second Avenue is a station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Second Avenue and Houston Street on the border between the East Village and the Lower East Side, in Manhattan. [235][236] The next day, on January 1, 2017, the first train left from 57th Street heading uptown. second avenue subway. This line will be operational till 10pm until January 8th. 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[142] Actual construction work began on April 23, 2007, with the relocation of utility pipes, wires, and other infrastructure. [189] By July 2016, the first phase was 96.3% complete, with only systems testing, architectural finishes, streetscape restorations, and some equipment installations to be completed. Some of the funding would come from Manhattan's new congestion charge, but a large portion would come from FTA funding. ", "Board Approves Downtown Subway Route and East Side Loop", "Rockefeller and Lindsey Break Ground for 2d Avenue Subway", "GROUND IS BROKEN FOR 2D AVE. LINK; Downtown Subway Section Begins With Ceremony Led by Lindsay and Ronan Projects Are Listed Interest in French Train", "Network of Uncharted Utility Lines Is Found in Digging for 2d Ave Subway", "2d Ave. Tunnelers Push On, Despite Potential Futility; Proposal by Beame", "Beame and Wilson Man the Jackhammers To Start 4th Segment of 2d Ave. [269], Several safety tests had been rushed in order to have the line technically open by the end of 2016. [252][253] However, the lawsuit was later dismissed. [288] $535 million will be used to undertake preliminary construction work, such as relocating utilities, and for the design of the project, and to address environmental problems. On December 10, Governor Cuomo visited two under-construction Second Avenue subway stations, later stating that he was "cautiously optimistic" that the line would open before the New Year. [255][259] Less than two weeks later, on August 21, 2012, an uncontrolled blast for the station was done incorrectly,[260] causing a large explosion that sent debris into the air and broke windows of buildings in the area and damaged nearby sidewalks. [93][204] December 31 was still the planned opening date, but there have been logistical and safety concerns about the line's opening on New Year's Eve. [160][168] This major milestone was celebrated with a big ribbon-cutting to mark the TBM breaking through to the existing bellmouth. [117]:12 Tail tracks that extend 525 feet (160 m) west of Fifth Avenue would allow for the construction of a crosstown line under the busy 125th Street corridor. [281][282] As of 2020[update], construction of the tunnels will likely be funded in future 5-year capital programs, and possibly not start until 2021. [10][102]:7–8 Due in part to strong public support, the MTA Board committed in April 2000 to building a full-length subway line along the East Side, from East Harlem to Lower Manhattan. Phases 2 and 3, classified as a high-priority project by the Trump administration, may cost up to a combined total of $14.2 billion. The agency says there has never been a … Commuters living on Manhattan’s East Side lacked a direct subway line, resulting in a surplus of riders on the Lexington Avenue Subway’s 4, 5 and 6 trains, which in turn caused delays and safety risks in bottlenecked stations. [268] Before the restrictions, blasting had continued to as late as 10:30 p.m. every day, shaking buildings above the corridor. [245][246] The main decrease in ridership was at the 86th Street station, where more than 28,000 of its 120,000 daily riders switched to using the Second Avenue Subway. TO RUN BENEATH 2D AVENUE Proposal in Tentative Form Is Approved by 34th Street Midtown Association. When the bond issue to fund the construction was passed in 2005, the MTA said that the project would be done in 2012. AKRF had previously prepared the Manhattan East Side Alternatives and the original EIS for the Second Avenue Subway. [294], By August 2017, preliminary work on the line was underway, and the engineering firm AKRF was updating the environmental impact study for Phase 2. [201] The tentative opening date was also clarified to "by December 31," with a possibility of a delayed opening. [115][116] In July 2018, the 125th Street station was also scaled down to a two-track, one-platform station because the MTA had ascertained that two-tracked terminals would be sufficient to handle train capacities, and that building a third track would have caused unnecessary impacts to surrounding buildings. [109] The MTA's final environmental impact statement (FEIS) was approved in April 2004; this latest proposal is for a two-track line from 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem, down Second Avenue to Hanover Square in the Financial District. The "Canal Street Flip" would have provided a direct connection between the local tracks and the Manhattan Bridge. A stretch of the new Second Avenue line opened to … Over this time period, the neighborhood has had an influx of young professionals and families. Report to Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor of New York. [298]:125–127, At the MTA's September 2017 board meeting, it was announced that the preliminary work was to be done by fall 2018, and a new "early work contract" was to be issued in 2019. The Second Avenue Subway is the most expensive underground train line in history — but transit officials defended the $6 billion price tag Monday, … [103]:26–27 Additionally, over a period between two and three years long, service on the Nassau Street Line would have been required to be shut down during late nights and/or weekend hours. The proposed Phase 2B would extend the Second Avenue Line under 125th Street to Broadway, while the planned phase 2C would be a spur to Third Avenue–149th Street in the Bronx, connecting with the IND Concourse Line. The TBMs will head north under Second Avenue to 121st Street before turning slightly east to curve under the East River Houses, before turning west on 125th Street, crossing Lexington Avenue, before ending 525 feet (160 m) west of Fifth Avenue to accommodate storage tracks. La Second Avenue Subway (ufficialmente linea IND Second Avenue e spesso abbreviata con l' acronimo SAS) è una linea, intesa come infrastruttura, della metropolitana di New York situata a Manhattan nell' Upper East Side. It might be the end of the line for the next phase of the Second Avenue subway line. Option B would connect the new subway to the existing Nassau Street Loop tracks J1 and J2 at Kenmare Street to provide access to Lower Manhattan. At 72nd Street, this would have allowed trains from the Broadway Line to reverse without interfering with service on Second Avenue, as well as provided additional operational flexibility that could be used for construction work and non-revenue moves. It would allow Second Avenue trains to have access to Brooklyn using the underutilized Montague Street Tunnel. 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