It might be the end of the line for the next phase of the Second Avenue subway line.
The MTA is facing a financial crisis and plans for major projects like the Second Avenue subway extension could be halted if it doesn’t get some much needed federal help.
The work would extend the line from 96th Street to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, with new stations at 106th, 116th and 125th Streets.
The news came as another blow to commuters who have been frustrated with all the stops and starts involving the project.
“That doesn’t make any sense. That happened the last time, they were building it and they stopped because they said they ran out of money,” one man said.
Another woman said while she was disappointed that the project might be on hold, she was more concerned about a possible fare hike. “I don’t think they should raise it no more because there’s no money. There is no money. It’s hard to eat, you can’t get anything to put on your back, you can hardly pay your rent. Leave as is until you get it better,” she said.
Sections of the line, from 110th to 120th Streets, were built in the 1970s, but the work was halted in 1975 because of the city's financial crisis.