Last Friday, the MTA has begun its major $266 million overhaul of the Times Square Shuttle. In the long run longer trains, a switch from a three- to two-track operation, an added four-car to six-car train system, wheelchair access will be happening between the Grand Central Terminal and Times Square-42nd Street transit.
The original subway was built in 1904. Times Square and Grand Central are the two busiest stations in the system. originally the station was suppose to look like the people movers at Disneyland.
The Shuttle will operate as it normally does, but service will be reduced during construction. Commuters are advised to expect crowding throughout the duration of the project. Arrival tracks will also change.
Work on the 42 St Shuttle is scheduled to run from Aug. 16 through 2022.
For additional information on the 42 St Shuttle Project, click here.