The new No. 7 Subway extension is the first addition to New York City’s mass transit system in more than a generation.
Hudson Yards, an area isolated for decades by a massive, open rail yard, is transforming into one of the city’s most convenient neighborhoods with the historic introduction of new mass transitinto the neighborhood. The centerpiece is the extension of the No. 7 Subway from its current terminus at Times Square to a new station between 10th and 11th avenues at West 34th Street.
Visitors can access 30 Hudson Yards at Hudson Yards directly from the No. 7 Subway station. With this new subway station at the front door of Hudson Yards, the new No. 7 Subway will link the neighborhood to the 8th Avenue, 7th Avenue, 6th Avenue and Lexington Avenue subway lines.
Related Companies’s 28-acre Hudson Yards megaproject isn’t the only thing rising on the west side. The 2005 rezoning that paved the way for the new neighborhood created an entire district ripe for new development, and now, nearly 10 years later, these developments are happening at breakneck speed. The first tower of Hudson Yards is rising, the High Line is nearing completion, and dozens of new projects seem to pop up every day. To keep up with the craze, here is a map of 33 projects in the works within the Special Hudson Yards District, which stretches roughly from 30th Street to 41st Street and from Eleventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue.
Trains will once again roll through a New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, taking in 27 million gallons of water. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride Sunday through the reconstructed Montague Tunnel linking Brooklyn and lower Manhattan . Nearly two years after Sandy stormed through, the $250 million job is finished — one month ahead of schedule and $60 million under budget, officials said. Service on the R train under the East River is to start Monday at 6 a.m. , with about 65,000 additional daily riders.