Station on Second Avenue line taking shape - FOX 13 News

Station on Second Avenue line taking shape

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The 72nd Street subway station on the Second Avenue subway line is beginning to look like an actual station, with platforms, walls, and a ceiling. The uptown and downtown tubes are waiting for railroad tracks.

Michael Horodiceanu, the president of MTA Capital Projects, said the station should be finished by February 2014. He said the $4.5 billion subway construction Phase 1 is on schedule for completion by December 2016. The line will run from 96th Street to 63rd Street, where it will meet the existing F and Q trains.

Work on the subway line has progressed so well, blasting at 72nd Street will stop by the end of February and the two temporary construction houses will come down in April and then August. That is none too soon for residents on and around 72nd Street who have complained about the noise and dust.

Earth boring to create subway tubes has reached 86th Street. Soon, the blasting will increase under 86th Street to create a station there.

By December 2016, the new T line will have stations at 96th, 86th, 72nd, and 63rd streets. Commuters hope it will relieve congestion on the crowed Lexington Avenue line.

  • TrafficMore>>

  • Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:38:46 GMT
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
  • Chilling surveillance video of woman, children attacked

    Chilling surveillance video of woman, children attacked

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:46:54 GMT
    A man pretending to be a livery cab driver attempted to sexually assault a mother in front of her three children. Chilling surveillance video shows the man attacking the mother, elbowing one of the children in the face and throwing the other out of the car and onto a sidewalk before taking off.
    A man pretending to be a livery cab driver attempted to sexually assault a mother in front of her three children. Chilling surveillance video shows the man attacking the mother, elbowing one of the children in the face and throwing the other out of the car and onto a sidewalk before taking off.
  • Monitoring your kids' driving in real time

    Monitoring your kids' driving in real time

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:46:07 GMT
    Many new Ford and GM cars have built-in technology that allows you to monitor speed, signaling, and navigation when your child is driving. But when it comes to this type of digital snooping, teens and their parents often have differing opinions. Kids may call it an invasion of privacy. Most parents, of course, will likely feel otherwise.
    Many new Ford and GM cars have built-in technology that allows you to monitor speed, signaling, and navigation when your child is driving. But when it comes to this type of digital snooping, teens and their parents often have differing opinions. Kids may call it an invasion of privacy. Most parents, of course, will likely feel otherwise.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices