For My NYC People…New Train On 11th Ave
How many people travel in NYC, but when you need to get on the west side pass 8th ave you would have to walk or take a bus. Well, GUESS WHAT?!? They now have a 7 train that gets you to 34th st and 11th ave. Time square is no longer the last stop on the 7 train. Excited?!?
[Times] The city’s first new subway station in a quarter-century opened Sunday, linking Times Square to a booming neighborhood on Manhattan’s far West Side.
“This is really a monumental day for the city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told hundreds of guests at the inauguration for the gleaming No. 7 station at 34th Street, part of the transformation of a once-desolate industrial area.
The extension is expected to bring more than 30,000 riders a day to a neighborhood where construction is underway for the 50 million-square-foot Hudson Yards complex of office towers and residential high-rises.
The mayor called the neighborhood “a whole new city being created within our city, connected with thousands of jobs.”
A short walk away is the popular High Line elevated park built on defunct rail tracks.
The $2.4 billion extension was funded by the city under de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.
It’s the 469th station in a subway system that carries more than 5 million people a day.