New Subway Station in NYC Opens – See First Photos and Video
The 7 train extension connecting Times Square to the Hudson Yards on the far West Side of New York City opened on Sunday.
After a ribbon cutting by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the first passengers arrived at the station at about 1 PM ET. The energy was electric as New Yorkers from all over were taking video and photos with their smartphones of the historic event.
The new station cost $2.4 billion and connects the Hudson Yards at 34th Street to the largest subway network in the U.S. The station is right in front of the Javits Center.
Now I have even lesser excuses to not go to the U.S. Open or watch the Mets.
Oh what could been. This station would have serviced that proposed New York Jets stadium many years ago. Now we have half a dozen high rises going up over here.
Oh and one person actually died making this station (fell from a crane), so hopefully there is some sort of memorial.
Needless to say, this will be a new place CJ and I will walk to everyday as there is a mini-garden over there.