NEW YORK — New York’s subway system will soon get a major boost from a brand-new, 100-year-old railway line, the New York Times reported Friday.
The new subway line will run along the Brooklyn Bridge, where the old line had a track.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is in charge of the project, has said the line would be the most modern in the city.
The subway will connect Brooklyn to Manhattan and will be the first new subway system in the country built in 100 years.
It is a first for the nation’s third-largest city.
The New York Transit Authority is also building a subway line on the West Side Highway near Times Square.
The project will cost $2.9 billion and take six years to complete.
It will be funded by the state, local governments and federal dollars.