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The Second Avenue Subway will reduce overcrowding and delays on the Lexington Avenue line, improving travel for both city and suburban commuters, and provide better access to mass transit for residents of the far East Side of Manhattan. The line is being built in phases; the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway will provide service from 96th St. to 63rd St. as an extension of the Q train.

When complete in December 2016, the first phase will:
- Serve 213,000 daily riders
- Decrease crowding on the Lexington Avenue Line by as much as 13%, or 23,500 fewer riders on an average weekday; and
- Reduce travel times by up to 10 minutes or more (up to 27%) for those on the far east side or those traveling from the eastside to west midtown

More info: mta.info/capital/future/avenue-subway.php