At 1:03 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, a historic event will occur: the first in-service 7 train will arrive at the brand new Hudson Yards stop. The MTA made the opening date official yesterday, after promising an opening by mid-September last month. The MTA tweeted that the new station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue will open around 1 p.m., and Second Avenue Sagas says the train will depart the new station at 1:07 p.m.
The 7 train extension has been in the works for as long as Hudson Yards has, so about 10 years now. Construction began in late 2007, and it was originally supposed to open in 2013. There was also supposed to be an additional stop at 10th Avenue and 41st Street, but that was scrapped in an effort to cut costs. In December 2013, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a ceremonial ride into the new station, and the MTA said it would open by June 2014. But problems with fancy inclined elevators and fire safety systems further delayed it, and now here we are. Better late than never, right? See you at Hudson Yards on the 13th!
· New 7 line stop at 34th Street definitely officially opening on Sept. 13 [SAS]
· 7 Train Extension Is 'Pretty Much Complete,' Will Open in Sept. [Curbed]
· 7 Train Extension coverage [Curbed]