From the Times Newsweekly:
Ridgewood and Middle Village residents might be taking a new line into Manhattan by year’s end, as MTA New York City Transit is considering retooling its package of service cuts to include replacing the M train with the V train, according to reports.
In the plan, the V would extend past its current southern terminus on the Lower East Side into Queens, adding the Delancey/Essex Street, Marcy Avenue, Hewes Street, Lorimer Street, Flushing Avenue, Myrtle Avenue/Broadway, Central Avenue, Knickerbocker Avenue, Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenue, Seneca Avenue, Forest Avenue, Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue stops.
Riders wishing to head to the M line’s five most southern stations in Manhattan—Bowery, Canal Street, Chambers Street, Fulton Street and Broad Street—would have to transfer to the J line.
According to sources, the plan has not yet been finalized, but it should be finished by the time the MTA begins holding public hearings on the planned service reductions, which could begin as early as next month.
And from the NY Post:
Replacing the M with the V will result in more crammed cars because V trains are shorter, said Gene Russianoff, of the Straphangers Campaign.
The W subway line will still be shuttered, replaced by extending the Q in Astoria and running the N local along Broadway. The Z, which was scheduled for elimination, will remain.
Riders on nearly every "letter" subway line will have to wait longer for trains -- especially on the weekends-- by about two minutes.
The 7 and 1 lines will also see longer waits on weekends and midday.
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