After a six-year hiatus, the W train is back in service.
Its return comes as a result of — what else — disruptions in Broadway line service caused by the elusive Second Avenue subway. The W train was taken out of service in 2010 due to MTA budget cuts and is slated to replace the Q train, which will (eventually, some day…) get rerouted along the Second Avenue subway line. For now, it has only replaced the Q for Astoria riders.
Though the “new” W is a truncated version of its former self (in its first few years of service, it ran from Astoria to Coney Island) it’s still a welcome addition to the Broadway line. According to the NY Daily News, an MTA spokesman claims the W train will be more reliable than the Brooklyn-bound N and Q trains since it’s a shorter line.
Weekdays, the W will run local between Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard and Whitehall Street, though Queens residents will have to rely on the N for late night and weekend service. A complete list of affected stations, service changes and an updated subway map can be found on the MTA website here.
In honor of the resurrection of the W train, here are some just-listed rentals along the line:
Just-Listed Queens Picks Off The W
Astoria Two-Bedroom Off the Ditmars Boulevard Stop
Long Island City Two-Bedroom Off the 39th Avenue Stop
Long Island City One-Bedroom Off the Queensboro Plaza Stop
Astoria Two-Bedroom Off the Astoria Boulevard Stop
Just-Listed Manhattan Picks Off The W
Lenox Hill One-Bedroom Off the Lexington Ave/59th Street Stop
Greenwich Village Two-Bedroom Off the 8th Street Stop
No-Fee Nolita Two-Bedroom Off the Prince Street Stop
Midtown One-Bedroom Off the 57th Street/7th Avenue Stop
Flatiron Studio Off the 14th Street Union Square Stop