Second Avenue subway opening day: See photos

The new Second Avenue subway stations finally opened to the public on Sunday.

Eager commuters packed into a northbound Q train to go to the 76th, 86th and 96th street stations for the first time.

The subway line has been in the making for decades, and the three new stations — Phase I of the project — only account for a quarter of the planned 8.5-mile track uptown.

Scroll down to see pictures from the opening day.

amNY.com staff