MTA’s Fulton Center subway hub to open June 26

After years of delays and financial woes, the lower-Manhattan transit hub is nearing completion at last

Fulton Street Transit Center

Fulton Street Transit Center

The high-profile Fulton Center development has been in the works since 2004, and like most MTA projects has gone through countless delays. It was originally intended to open in 2007, but money woes caused progress to lurch along in fits and starts (except for a few elements, such as a fancy new entrance at Dey Street and Broadway unveiled in 2012). At last, the revamped subway hub's official opening has been announced: June 26 is the big day.

Let's refresh our memory on what the project entails exactly, since it's been a while. Commuters who pass through grimy Fulton Street station in lower Manhattan will now get a centralized hub and easier-to-navigate tunnels, such as an easier connection between the 2 and the 5. In addition, there'll be a free transfer between the R at the Cortlandt St station and the E at World Trade Center. The project will ultimately link 11 different subway lines at six different stations.

As for that other subway mega-project? The 7-train extension is now expected to open in November, about 11 months past schedule.

(h/t Second Avenue Sagas)

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Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)

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