FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com MAY 26, 2016 • The Queens Courier 13 The W train will likely be up and running in Astoria by November By Angela Mat ua firstname.lastname@example.org/@AngelaMatua The MTA’s transit committee voted to approve a plan on May 23 that would bring back the W train as soon as November. An initial plan to resurrect the line was announced by the MTA in February. The W line would come back on weekdays and ultimately replace the Q train, which will be rerouted at 57th Street as part of the Second Avenue Subway plan. Starting in December, the Q will run We support all of our Veteran’s of all from 96th Street to Coney Island- Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn. A full board vote was scheduled for May 25, according to MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz. The W train, which ran from Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria to Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan, was introduced in 2001 after the Manhattan Bridge north tracks were closed for reconstruction. The MTA ended the W line in 2010 due to budget cuts and Astoria commuters relied on N and Q trains instead. services that have proudly served our Country! We recognize their efforts and sacri ces made to defend the U.S.A Arby’s is offering a FREE Combo Meal to any Veteran that comes in to any of our stores on Monday May 30th 2016 (please show proof of service to the cashier) MIDDLE VILLAGE 69-24 Metropolitan Ave. Open 7am-Midnight FRESH MEADOWS 175-14 Horace Harding Exp. Open 7am-Midnight, Drive Thru Open Until 2am LINDENHURST 100 W. Sunrise Highway Open 7am-Midnight BELLMORE 409 E. Sunrise Highway Open 7am-Midnight Join The Arby’s Club To Get Additional FREE OFFERS www.clarkerestaurants.com THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! Queens commuters will be able to access the train from Astoria Boulevard, Ditmars Boulevard, 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue, 39th Avenue and Queensboro Plaza. As a part of this plan, N trains will operate express in Manhattan from the 34th St-Herald Square stop to Canal Street on weekdays. These proposals cost $13.7 million annually and have already been approved in the MTA’s budget. AM New York first reported the story. File photo The W train will likely come back in November, the MTA announced.
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