The W Train Returned to Service Today Between Astoria and Lower Manhattan

After a 6 year absence from MTA service, the W Train was reinstated today with service from Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard in Queens to Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan. The route takes the W Train through:


  • Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard
  • Astoria Boulevard
  • 30 Avenue
  • Broadway
  • 36 Avenue
  • 39 Avenue
  • Queensboro Plaza


  • Lexington Avenue/59th St
  • Fifth Avenue/59th St
  • 57 Street/7th Avenue
  • 49 Street
  • 42 Street-Times Square
  • 34 Street-Herald Square
  • 28 Street
  • 23 Street
  • 14 Street-Union Square
  • 8 Street-New York University
  • Prince Street
  • Canal Street
  • City Hall
  • Cortlandt Street
  • Rector Street
  • Whitehall Street

For a peek at the W's first day of operation in 6 years, check out this comprehensive video from local transit historian and railfan Dj Hammers.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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