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The W train may be resurrected by the MTA

By
Will Gleason
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Even the MTA loves a second act. 

Just when you were ready to count it out, the authority has announced that the W train is returning to the New York City. Hello, W Train. It’s so nice to have you back where you belong

The W line was discontinued in 2010 due to what the MTA described as “a global economic downturn that led to significant decreases in funding across all MTA agencies.” It remains unclear, however, how that was the W train’s fault.

When the first portion of Second Avenue Subway finally opens (officials are estimating it will be this fall so...) the back-and-better-than-ever W train will be taking over the route that the Q traveled in Queens.

Like the Q train, the W train won’t run on weekends or late at night.

A hearing this spring will discuss the new changes, that will hopefully go into effect this fall.

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