Transit W train may return to NYC this fall, MTA says The W train used to run on the Broadway line before it was eliminated in 2010 due to budget cuts. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chris Hondros By Nicole Brown February 19, 2016 3:16 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email After six years, the MTA plans to bring back the W train. According to a press release Friday, the MTA is proposing that the W train return this fall to replace the Q train service in Queens and add another service in Manhattan. It was previously eliminated because of budget cuts in 2010. The W train would run locally from Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria to Whitehall Street in Manhattan. The proposed service is in preparation for the Q train to begin running on the Second Avenue Subway line, which is expected to open later this year. recommended reading MTA behind on Second Ave. Subway, consultant says When the W train service begins, the Q train would temporarily terminate at 57th Street-Seventh Avenue until the Second Avenue line opens. The Q train will then run from 96th Street in Manhattan to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn, stopping at 86th Street, 72nd Street, Lexington Avenue-63rd Street, 57th Street-Seventh Avenue and all express stops on the Broadway Line in Manhattan. On weekends, however, there would be no W train service and Q trains would run to Astoria. Additionally, the N train would be express between 34th Street-Herald Square and Canal Street. The proposed changes would cost nearly $14 million annually. The MTA is planning to hold a public hearing to discuss these proposed changes sometime in the spring. By Nicole Brown Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.