Second Avenue is located on the East Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan extending from Houston Street at its south end to the Harlem River Drive at 128th Street at its north end. A one-way street, vehicular traffic on Second Avenue runs southbound (downtown) only, except for a one-block segment of the avenue in Harlem.
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The Second Avenue Subway (internally referred to as the IND Second Avenue Line by the MTA and abbreviated to SAS) is a New York City Subway line that runs under Second Avenue on the East Side of Manhattan. The first phase of this new line, with three new stations on Manhattan's Upper East Side, opened on January 1, 2017.
Untuk kegunaan lain, lihat 2nd Avenue (disambiguasi). Second Avenue. Second Avenue adalah sebuah jalan di East Side, borough Manhattan, New York City yang membentang dari Houston Street di ujung selatannya ke Harlem River Drive di 128th Street di ujung utaranya. Jalan ini memiliki lalu lintas kendaraan satu arah dan hanya menuju pusat kota.
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In 1875, the Rapid Transit Commission granted the Gilbert Elevated Railway Company the right to construct the railway from Battery Park to the Harlem River along Second Avenue. The commission also granted the Gilbert Elevated Railway Company the right to operate the Sixth Avenue Elevated and soon afterward the Gilbert Elevated Railway changed its name to the Metropolitan Elevated Railway. Around 1900, the line was electrified. Between 1914 and 1916 construction was undertaken to install a third track to provide express service on the line during peak hours.Express service commenced on January 17, 1916. The Second Avenue El did not run entirely on Second Avenue. Its southern terminus was above Park Row adjacent to City Hall. From there it ran above Park Row to Chatham Square, where it had a junction with the Third Avenue El, then continued east above Division Street. It turned north above Allen Street to Houston Street, where it continued north above First Avenue, then turned left on..."Second Avenue El in Manhattan". By NJI Publishing with text provided by Joe Cunningham. 1995. ISBN 0-934088-33-0"100 Years Ago on Second Avenue". The Launch Box. January 20, 2013. Archivedfrom the original on December 20, 2016."The 2nd Avenue Elevated". nycsubway.org. Archived from the original on October 28, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2017.Cohen, Alexander Nobler (July 2001). "Fallen Transit. The Loss of Rapid Transit on New York's Second Avenue". Archived from the original on October 24, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2017."A trip back in time on the New York City Second Avenue El". Time Traveling on the Second Avenue El. Archived from the original on August 4, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
The T Second Avenue Local is a prospective rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. It is proposed to run on the Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan and its route symbol will be turquoise. The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway opened in January 2017, from 63rd Street to 96th Street, and is served by the Q train.
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Originally proposed in 1929 as part of a massive expansion of the Independent Subway System (IND), work on the line never commenced, as the Great Depression crushed the economy of the state and country. Need for the Second Avenue Subway line grew, especially in recent years, as the East Side of Manhattan experienced significant residential development. Currently, the lone rapid transit option on the Upper East Side is the four-track IRT Lexington Avenue Line, the most crowded in the country. Its average of 1.3 million daily riders on this single line exceeds the daily traffic load of the entire Washington Metro system (which has the second-highest ridership in the U.S.), and exceeds the combined daily ridership of the rail transit systems of San Francisco and Boston. Local bus routes are just as crowded during various times of the day. The construction of the Second Avenue line would add another two tracks to fill the gap that has existed since the elevated IRT Second Avenue Lin...
The need for a subway line under Manhattan's Second Avenue was recognized shortly after the First World War. In 1919, the New York Public Service Commission launched a study at the behest of engineer Daniel L. Turner to determine what improvements were needed in the city's public transport system. The Second Avenue Elevated operated above Second Avenue north of the Queensboro Bridge until 1940, and south to downtown, part of the way on First Avenue, until June 13, 1942. The Third Avenue Elevatedoperated a block to the west until 1955. Turner's final paper, titled Proposed Comprehensive Rapid Transit System, was a massive plan calling for new routes under almost every north-south Manhattan avenue, extensions to lines in Brooklyn and Queens, and several crossings of The Narrows to Staten Island. Massively scaled-down versions of some of Turner's plans were found in proposals for the new city-owned Independent Subway System (IND). Among the plans was a massive trunk line under Seco...
With the city's economic and budgetary recovery in the 1990s, there was a revival of efforts to complete construction of the SAS. Rising ridership on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, the only subway trunk line east of Central Park in Manhattan, demonstrated the need for the Second Avenue Line, as capacity and safety concerns rose. The MTA's final environmental impact statement was approved in April 2004; the latest proposal is for a two-track line from 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem, down Second Avenue to Hanover Square in the Financial District. The new subway line will actually carry two services. The full-length Second Avenue line, extending from Harlem to the Financial District, probably will be given the turquoise T as its letter designation. However, it is the other service, a proposed reroute of the Q, which will begin carrying passengers first. The MTA proposes to build the Second Avenue Subway in four segments with connections to other subway lines. The first...
Planned construction methods vary depending on the section of the line, due to varying underground conditions. The methods planned for each section are as follows: A number of different methods will be used to tunnel for 13.7 kilometers (8.5 mi) underneath Manhattan, which is densely populated. 90% of the tunneling will be performed by a tunnel boring machine. The rest of it will be done using the cut and cover method and mined drill and blast, for sections, generally the 16 stations, that average 275 meters (902 ft) in length. The stations at 86th and 72nd Streets will be mined. This will be challenging, given the number of high value, high rise properties in their vicinities. The 96th Street cut and cover station will be at about 15 meters (49 ft) deep, making it one of the shallowest stations. Stations at the two mined stations will be between 25.9 meters (85 ft) and 27.4 meters (90 ft) deep in rock. The construction method that will be used should ease concerns for the a...
The plans for the Second Avenue Subway involve digging 8.5 miles (13.7 km) of new tunnel from 125th Street in Harlem south to Hanover Square, which is located in Manhattan's Financial District. Initially, during Phase I, the line will begin at the intersection of Second Avenue and 96th Street, running south to join the BMT Broadway Line via the existing BMT 63rd Street Line. Phase I stations will be located at 96th Street, 86th Street and 72nd Street. Plans call for the Q service to be re-routed to 96th Street (though the effect of the 2010 subway service changes on these plans are unknown), and then in Phase II to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. After Phase III, the new T service will operate from 125th Street to Houston Street. After Phase IV opens, Tservice will run the full length of the line, from 125th Street to Hanover Square. The MTA decided to designate the main, full-length Second Avenue service the Tin part for the following reasons: 1. The letters O and I are too...
In March 2007, the MTA awarded a contract for constructing the tunnels between 92nd and 63rd Streets, a launch box for the tunnel boring machine (TBM) at 92nd to 95th Streets, and access shafts at 69th and 72nd Streets. This contract, valued at $337 million, was awarded to a joint venture of Schiavone Construction, Skanska USA Civil and San Francisco-based J.F. Shea Construction. The ceremonial groundbreaking for the first phase of the Second Avenue subway was held on April 12, 2007.Actual construction work began, on the surface of Second Avenue between 91st and 95th Streets, on April 23, 2007. On May 28, 2009, the MTA awarded a $303.8 million contract to E.E. Cruz and Tully Construction Co., a Joint Venture and LLC, to construct the 96th Street station box.Work began in July on site clearing and utility relocation necessary to prepare for the installation of slurry walls between 95th and 99th Streets where the station connects to the existing tunnel section built in the 197...
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. "Tenements & storefronts; 2nd Ave. El: 2nd Ave. - E. 54th Street, Manhattan" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 27, 2020.