NEW YORK (WPIX)—Commuters can expected major service changes and cuts as the MTA plans on revising subway routes and completely eliminating the M and W lines.
According to MTA documents, the M line will disappear. In its wake, the V line, which runs from Forest Hills to 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side, will absorb the M line's Brooklyn-Queens route from Myrtle Avenue to Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue.
M line passengers in Queens will have to transfer to the J train at Myrtle Avenue for continued service into Manhattan.
Along with doing away with the M, the MTA plans on eliminating the W line and shortening the G train's route.
In March, the MTA will hold a series of public hearings and will focus on service cuts.
New York State law mandates hearings occur before the service cuts.