Last night, the short-lived V train took its last ride, and fans from around the city came out to bid it farewell. There were 864 confirmed guests "We Hardly Knew V" facebook event, but we're not sure how many actually showed up. From these pictures, it looks like there was quite a crowd, dressed in orange or in t-shirts with slogans like "Please, Don't Take Our V-Card!"
The V train was created in 2001 to solve overcrowding issues on the F train. It will now be replaced by the M train, which will run from Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue in Queens via 6th Avenue, though it will skip the Lower East Side-2nd Avenue stop. Last night also marked the last run for the W train—the "bastard stepchild of the BMT-Astoria Line."