Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Update On The New 7-Line Extension

Presently, the #7 train can carry you from Flushing to Times Square, but in a couple of years you'll be able to ride it another mile and a half, all the way to 34th Street and 11th Avenue. Let's take a quick tour and see how it's coming along.

These days there isn't much over there—just the Javits Center, lots of low rise industrial buildings, and the massive West Side Railyards. But if the Bloomberg Administration gets its way, the new 7 station will form the nucleus of a completely new West Side neighborhood, filled with mixed use high-rise towers. 

They have such high hopes that they've actually forecasted growth out to 2035. The MTA says that at peak, 35,000 people an hour will be using the 34th Street station at that time.

This is the new "7 Train Extension" project, weighing in at close to $2.5 billion dollars and set to open to the public some time in early 2014.