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The Second Avenue Subway is officially set to open on January 1

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

After a slight, uh… almost-100-year delay, the New York City subway system has finally made it to the promised land: Second Avenue.

The first phase of the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway is finally set to open to the public on New Year’s Day, just barely making the MTA’s most-recent deadline. It's the biggest expansion of the subway system in over 50 years.

The first train on the new line will leave the 96th St station at noon on January 1. A total of four new stations will open to the public that day. They’ll serve as an extension of the the Q line, which currently ends at the southern edge of Central Park.   

Check out the official new subway map below, and maybe consider making your New Year’s resolution to get to the Upper East Side more. It’s about to become a lot easier.

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