MTA flyers spotted for W train’s return in November

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — The W train from Astoria to Lower Manhattan is officially coming back in November and there are now flyers to prove it.

The MTA announced in September the W train, which will replace the Q train that will no longer run from Manhattan to Queens, is slated to begin rolling on Nov. 7. However, no signs had been posted, until this weekend.

Reddit user AirlinerFlyer posted a photo of the flyer that was seen at the Penn Station-34th Street stop Sunday.

“The W is coming back to Broadway, with the N, Q, and R starring in new roles!” the advertisement read in Broadway-style fonts.

Commuters now have proof that the slated return will be in effect at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 7.

There are a few important service notes to be aware of:

  • W trains will make all local stops from Astoria-Ditmars Blvd to Whitehall St via the Broadway Line. No service on weekends or late night. The W line would replace the Q line in Queens.
  • The Q line will temporarily terminate at 57th St-7 Ave until the Second Avenue subway is completed.
  • After completion, Q trains will go from 96 St. in Manhattan to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn, stopping at: 86 St, 72 St, Lexington Av/63 St, 57 St./7 Av. and all express stops on the Broadway Line in Manhattan. During late nights, Q trains will run local between Brooklyn and Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge. Service in Brooklyn remains the same.
  • N trains will run express into Manhattan from 34th St-Herald Square to Canal Street. Service in Brooklyn and Queens will be the same.
  • R service will be unchanged.

In other new-train news, the MTA has said for months the Second Avenue subway station will open by December 2016 and earlier in October, the agency ran test trains through the new tunnels and posted video proof.

It’s a sign that the long-postponed opening of the subway station will make its scheduled debut on time.