When Phase 1 of the Second Ave. Subway opens in
2012 2016 2018, the turquoise T won’t be a part of the subway system quite yet. The first part will simply extend the Q line north from 57th St. and Broadway underneath Central Park to the F stop at 63rd St. and then up to 96th St. and Second Ave. In fact, Phase 2, an extension from 96th to 125th Sts. won’t see the birth of the T either. Instead, the new train bullet will make its debut when — or is that if? — the MTA completes the full four phases of Second Ave. Subway, and the train reaches its way down to Hanover Square.
That won’t, however, stop the MTA from cashing in on the new train. Earlier this morning, the Transit Museum posted via Twitter an image of its latest and greatest addition to the subway bullet t-shirt line. That newcomer is none other than the turquoise T with the words “2nd Av Local” underneath. Phases 2-4 may not be up for funding yet, but no one ever said New Yorkers weren’t ambitious. “Wear it,” the museum said, “before you ride it.”
The image of the t-shirt atop the post comes via the Transit Museum. The shirts are available for sale right here.