City Looks to Add Second West Side Station on 7 Line Extension
By Ben Fractenberg
MIDTOWN WEST — The city is looking to build a second subway station as part of the 7 line expansion on the West Side of Manhattan, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
The Bloomberg administration gave up plans to build a station at 41st Street and Tenth Avenue years ago, settling for just one on Eleventh Avenue and 34th Street. They are now looking for ways to build the Tenth Avenue station – adding on to the $2 billion the city is spending on the project.
“If a plan can be worked out that preserves the possibility of a station getting built in the future without delaying or adding cost to the project, we’re open to it,” mayoral spokesman Andrew Brent told the Journal. “That remains a big if.”
Brent said they are looking at ways to add the additional station without incurring a substantial rise in cost or time.
The second stop is estimated to cost $500 million, the Journal said.