Check out that finish date. Pathetic.
For what it's worth, the ground breaking will be held today.
MTA starts work on No. 7 train extension
December 3, 2007
The MTA and elected officials are expected to break ground Monday morning on the No. 7 train expansion project that will extend the Flushing line from Times Square to the Javits Convention Center, transportation officials confirmed.
The ground breaking will occur within the Times Square station.
The city-funded $2.1-billion project includes the construction of a new station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board awarded a contract for the 1-˝ mile tunnel and station in October.
The contract also includes the option for the shell of a second station at 10th Avenue and 41st street, but the MTA is still seeking $450 million in funding for that work. MTA Board members have asked the agency to include the 10th Avenue station to accommodate residential development in Hells Kitchen.
The MTA is set to finish the extension project by 2013.
Copyright © 2007, AM New York
Check out that finish date. Pathetic.
I actually think its reasonable to expect it to take time to drill the 7 train. 5 years sounds about right. But it'll never happen. I predict 10 years before this opens.
And that's what they are saying now. I wonder what the new projected date will be by the time we get to 2013.
This is the MTA we're talkin' about here. "On-time" and "under budget" are two terms that are not in their vocabulary.
Good lord - 5 years to build a short extension and one lousy station.
What was the statistics for the Madrid Metro again - like 1 new LINE every few years?
Times Square Tourists About to be Really Confused
Monday, December 3, 2007
Do our eyes deceive us, or did we really just see Mayor Bloomberg unveil a
Hudson Yards 7-train sign in Times Square on the local news? We snapped
a quick picture to prove that, in fact, we are not crazy. Today is the MTA's
groundbreaking on the $2.1 billion No. 7 extension, which as of this very
moment only includes a new station at 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue,
between the Hudson Yards and the Javits Center. Don't get the politicians
started on that whole Far West 42nd Street thing. That war still has some
battles left in it. So, now more than ever (yay signage!), we believe the
Hudson Yards will actually get built. But, uh, is that thing just going to be
hanging there and leading tourists to a ghost train for the next six years?
If so, awesome.
· MTA starts work on No. 7 train extension [AMNY]
· MTA to Western Trailblazers: Neener Neener [Curbed]
This extension is the most important project in NYC in 100 years. It will open a whole new area to mass development and finally "complete" Manhattan Island!!!
I've read that the tracks on this project will continue to close to 23rd street, thereby opening up the "possibility" of a Chelsea Piers stop on the 7
here's my question - is it possible to extend the line even further? Overcrowding issues aside, could we one day travel on the 7 to Battery Park City?
^ The problem is financial, not physical.
If this were Shanghai...
Sure, just like what's being done now at 8th and w442nd.here's my question - is it possible to extend the line even further? Overcrowding issues aside, could we one day travel on the 7 to Battery Park City?
Lets not overstate the importance of this project
While it is important, the 7 train extension is NOT the most important project in nyc in 100 years...
i mean think about it
-modern highways... (may not be glamourous, but led to the survival of nyc)
-Revitalization of Downtown
-All the various bridges that were built, including the Varazano bridge (opened up staten island to development
-A bunch of other subway projects that were built after the turn of the century, the list goes on.
5 years is not that bad for a project of this magnitude, think about all the tunnels that they have to dig around (lincoln, penn station tubes), all while causing minimal disruption to service.
While five years may be fine, Antinimby said it best that the MTA is never on schedule. Five years probably means ten in MTAlish.
The South Ferry station is on schedule, so it can be done.
They should make the project a course at MTA School.