NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - With the opening of the new Second Ave. subway line on the Upper East Side more than one week ago, FOX 5 News asked straphangers: is crowding easing on the 4, 5 and 6 lines?
The daily ridership on the three busy subway lines averages about 1.3 million.
The new subway line with stops at 96th, 86th and 72nd streets, and an expansion to the 63rd Street-Lexington Avenue station, is expected to reduce ridership on the 4, 5 and 6 lines to the tune of 200,000 daily riders.
While official statistics from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are due next week, straphangers have given the new line mixed reviews.
Some say it "definitely" feels less crowded while other say there's no noticeable change.
A picture of the 5 train from@@fox5ny viewer. Taken just one hour after my all clear ride. Thanks for the photo, Daniel. https://t.co/01V0OF4AUb— Liz Dahlem (@lizdahlem) January 10, 2017
Easy breezy getting on the 6 train this morning. No issues at all! Perhaps the 2nd Ave subway is helping with congestion. pic.twitter.com/CwDVVhOwqi— Liz Dahlem (@lizdahlem) January 10, 2017