The 2nd Avenue subway station is 82% complete, meaning that we have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to look like. Now we have a preview of what it might sound like, too. A week after the MTA released photos of the construction’s progress, Untapped Cities has given us a a mysterious recording of announcements from the 2nd Avenue Line.


The blog writes that “an anonymous source” sent the audio files, explaining it contained “the ‘loaded’ train announcements for two stations stops along Phase I, the rerouting of the Q train from 63rd Street to 96th Street.” In the brief 30-second clip, we hear a female voice announce, “This is a 96th Street, Second Avenue-bound Q train via the Second Avenue Line. The next stop is 72nd Street” and “This is a 96th Street, Second Avenue-bound Q train via the Second Avenue line. The next and last stop is 96th Street.”

This thing is getting more and more real, but it’s still over a year away from opening.

(Photo: MTA)