NEW YORK CITY — The W train is almost ready to roll.
The W will replace Q train service in Queens, in anticipation of the new Second Avenue Subway. When the subway opens — a launch initially slated for December, though no date has been set amid delays — the Q would be rerouted to run along the Second Avenue stations.
When the W line comes back on Nov. 7, Q service will end at the 57th Street-Seventh Avenue subway station in Manhattan.
Once the Second Avenue subway opens, the Q train will run from 96th Street in Manhattan to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn. Manhattan stops will include 86th Street, 72nd Street, Lexington Avenue-63rd Street, 57th Street-Seventh Avenue, as well as all express stops on the Broadway Line.
The Q train is also slated to run local between Brooklyn and Manhattan during late nights.
R train service will not be affected by the new changes, the MTA has said.