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7 Line Extension Complete, Hudson Yards Station Opens Sept. 13

 

Aug. 28, 2015 By Michael Florio

The MTA has announced that it will be opening its highly-anticipated 34th Street/Hudson Yards stop on September 13.

The stop is about a mile from the Times Square-42nd Street station and is located at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

The station has been built where the giant residential and commercial development–Hudson Yards–is going up.

“We want more people to be taking the train around that area, so that area can develop,” according to an MTA spokeswoman.

Despite the addition of a new stop, the MTA does not expect that it will lead to any additional congestion on the train.

“We believe the 7-line has the capacity [to handle the new riders],” said a MTA spokeswoman.

The MTA said that the new stop will not affect current service, and that the added ridership will not lead to delays.

However, State Senator Michael Gianaris said that the additional ridership may cause problems in western Queens.

Gianaris said western Queens is already in need of increased service. He said that the No. 7 train needs to run more frequently and that there are already too many delays.

“Anything that could cause more [riders] and make the trains more crowded is a concern,” Gianaris said.

However, Councilman Daniel Dromm, who represents Jackson Heights, said that the new stop is positive for the most part.

“I think it is really exciting. Anytime there are additions to the transit system it benefits all of New York City and especially commuters who use the line.”

“Having an extension farther west on the 7 line will bring people closer to events in that area of Manhattan,” Dromm said.

He said residents who work in that area will now have an easier commute.

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Joey Spagna

Hipsters can now get further out of their neighborhood. oh wow I live in the city I’m cool because I no longer live in the Jersey suburbs.

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Anonymous visitor

7 train has been a disaster for years. It’s been running at capacity for years. This is going to do nothing to alleviate the situation.

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Southside Johnny

I suspect you don’t know what a disaster really is. I’ve been commuting on the 7 line for over 20 years and can’t agree with you. The reality is that it moves tens of thousands of people in and out of Manhattan regularly and efficiently. It used to be a lot worse.

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Anonymous visitor

7 train has been a disaster for years, running at capacity for years. This is going to do nothing to alleviate the situation.

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Joey Spagna

This is great! I booze it up on the west side all the time and I live in Long Island City so now there wont be anymore cab rides or drunken naps on the crosstown bus.

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Roxy

Times Square will now be the second stop for 7 trains heading for Queens. I hope that there will still be some seats available for those of us who start their journeys there.

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Theorem Ox

There might be fewer available seats at the onset, but enough turnover anyway as I don’t envision everybody working on the Far West Side all commuting along the Flushing line.

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sunnyside

New station that matters in decades and it’s part of 7 line. Really nice. I wish I was there with those folks. Would have been nice to be part of this. How did they get there?

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A.Bundy

““We want more people to be taking the train around that area, so that area can develop,””

these fidiots are beyond special needs retarded! seriously, no human can be this blatantly stupid. more people on an already super crowded train is just what the MTA executive numbnuts ordered! well done! i seriously cant wait for a class action multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the MTA. it’s just a matter of time when something horrific happens due to severe over crowding.

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Anonymous visitor

will it be stopping at port authority? Can’t tell from the map, but it certainly would be nice (and make sense) if it did…

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Sunnysideeee

The 7 already stops at Times Square. It would make absolutely no sense to stop at Port Authority. So no, it won’t be.

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sunnyside

Stay at end of 2nd car from front walk up and through the tunnel to A station/Port Authority. Do you really need another station? It’s about same as station length maybe even less.

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Anonymous visitor

It stops at Times Square. Do you want it to stop another block. Pretty stupid comment.

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red diaper doper baby

this jackass never says anything positive, must be his right wing radio idol Savage influence. Move out of the borough already if yiu hate it

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Angelo

Riiight…because all those people at Hudson Yards are going to be traveling into Queens. At most, there will be more crowding to Grand Central on a line I struggle to see as overcrowded.

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Eugene Calamari Jr.

I am very happy for this!! It will make my commute to/from The Jacob Javitts Convention Center much easier than trying to get a free shuttle bus, walking a number of blocks, or paying a higher transit fare!! Now it will be the number 7 train there, one train!!

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jp

I say, it certainly was generous of the taxpayers to fund a station there so that Bloomberg’s billionaire real estate developer pals wouldn’t have to spend money making their lucrative new apartments accessible.

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sunnyside

You can say the same thing for every new station. Mentality like yours is what’s keeping NY in dark ages with service that ended in times Square or in flushing while it could easily extend like to whitestone on east and Jacob javitz and further south to west side on west. Same for other services and stations throughout ny. It’s exact opposite. Subway did not expand so greedy TLC and cab companies can keep making money.

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