On September 13, after 8 years of construction and more than $2 billion spent by the city, the 7 train extension to 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue is finally slated to become operational. Yesterday the MTA announced that the station would open at 1pm and passengers hoping to grab a seat on the inaugural Queens-bound ride would board shortly after.
The station has been named 34th Street-Hudson Yards in correlation with the massive construction project in far west midtown. As the largest private real estate development in United States’s history, the Hudson Yards will include multiple residential and commercial towers, restaurants, office buildings and will beat out the Empire State building with the tallest open-air observation deck. Those skyscrapers are still in the making, but that station will come in plenty of use this fall as New Yorkers enjoy the newest section of the High Line before it gets chilly, and when Comic Con comes back to the Javits Convention Center in October.