Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Take a Ride Under Second Avenue
"Second Avenue Subway Test Train" (10:20)
10/27/2016 | via YouTube (no sound)
A very nice high-definition video of the forward view from a front window of an operating subway train under Second Avenue.
The train in the video starts on one of the tail tracks north of the new 96th Street station.
The train then proceeds into the nearly complete 96th street and comes to a stop at the south end of the platform.
The train then slowly departs the station and crosses over to the other track.
The train proceeds to the 86th Street station and comes to a stop at the south end of the platform.
The train then proceeds south, at a good rate of speed, to the 72nd Street station where it again comes to a stop at the south end of the platform.
The train then departs the 72nd Street station,
If you pause the video at 6:52 you will see a flat wall on the left side of the track. The current plan for Phase 3 of the Second Avenue Subway Project calls for the construction of a tunnel on the other side of this wall. After the new tunnel is built a turnout will be constructed at this location. This turnout will allow future T Line trains to continue south, under Second Avenue.
The train follows the track that curves to the west and then passes through the upper level of the north side of the existing 63rd Street/Lexington Av station.
The train then proceeds through a section of the tunnel that connects the newly constructed line to the existing 57 St station. (unfortunately this part of the video is somewhat out of focus.)
It is not clear at the moment who recorded this unofficial video — but it wasn't me!
Here's a listing of the recent additions
to the right-hand column of The Launch Box:
"2 Stations on New 2nd Ave Line May Not Be Ready by December"
By Emma Fitzsimmons | The New York Times | 10/26/16
"After Almost a Century, Second Avenue Subway Is Oh-So-Close to Arriving"
By Emma Fitzsimmons | The New York Times } 10/24/16
"MTA Reassesses Timeline for 2nd Ave Subway Station"
By Andrew Siff and Rana Novini | NBC New York | 9/26/16
Posted by Ben H on 11/01/2016 05:39:00 PM