We've said many, many, many times throughout its construction that we will not believe in the Second Avenue Subway until we are riding it ourselves.

However, Governor Cuomo speeding down 2nd Avenue might do the trick too, if we're being perfectly honest.

Yep, on December 31st, just a day before the line will be open to the public, there will be an inaugural New Year's Eve trip.

As reported by Gothamist, the ride is reserved for press and co-hosted by NYC organizations including the Central Park Conservancy, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and The Met.

The train will depart from 72nd Street at 10:30 p.m. and stop at all the new stations; MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast will also be joining, as well as Mayor de Blasio, and community members and business owners along the line.

Us common folk will have to wait for the first train to leave at 6:04 a.m. from 96th Street on New Year's Day.


TBH, we can't really blame the MTA for not rolling out their shiny new trains into the clutches of drunk Yorkville residents on the way home from New Year's Eve parties.

Or, at least, that excuse is up for grabs if they need one for missing their December 2016 deadline (well, as if anyone believed that was gonna happen to begin with).

[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]