The future timeline of the Second Avenue Subway has been uncertain, but Benjamin Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas reports that today MTA CEO and Chairman Tom Prendergast announced that $1.5 billion will be included in the MTA's five-year 2015-2019 capital plan for construction of phase 2. Phase one will (fingers crossed!) finally open in 2016, extending the Q train from 63rd Street to 96th Street. Phase 2 will take the train even further north to 125th Street, connecting it with the Lexington Avenue line and MetroNorth.
So, Astoria should kiss the Q train goodbye?