Remember that time the 7 train announced it would be extended to 11th Ave by end of 2013? Well, it's looking more like summer 2015. Though the subway line was 90 percent complete back in 2013, the nearly two-year hold up is due to to tests of the elevators, fire alarms, and other parts of the station that must be deemed safe before the stations open to riders. According to AM New York, MTA executive Anthony D’Amico claims drilling near the site ventilation tower may cause even more delays as well.
Just to be clear, 7 line riders will have to wait until this summer to get to Midtown West. One entire year. But are we surprised? No. Annoyed? Perhaps. One thing is for sure, though—once the new station is complete and connects 17 subway lines on the west side, commutes will get much easier for many of us. Let's just hope that day comes sooner rather than later. In the meantime, keep an eye out for a dodo birds, a pearl on the shore of a Brooklyn beach and/or unicorns at subway stops—all things we're likely to find before this 7 train thing actually happens.