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    Second Avenue Subway

    New York City's biggest expansion of the subway system in 50 years, Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway opened for service January 1, 2017. Phase 2 is now underway with teams advancing preliminary engineering and environmental review and a Community Information Center that opened in East Harlem in September 2017. When complete, the full-length subway line will provide riders with substantially improved transit including:

    • Service extending 8.5 miles along Manhattan's East Side—from 125th Street in Harlem to Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan • 16 new stations serving communities including East Harlem, the Upper East Side, East Midtown, Gramercy Park, East Village, the Lower East Side, Chinatown and Lower Manhattan • Modern ADA-accessible station amenities, raising the bar for customer comfort and convenience • Convenient transfers to other subway and commuter rail lines–facilitating smoother, faster transportation across the city and the region Google Translate