Hope Still Alive for a Tenth Avenue 7 Train Subway Station

By Ben Fractenberg on June 30, 2010 7:34pm 

The 7 train is getting extended from Times Square to 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue.
The 7 train is getting extended from Times Square to 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN WEST—There is still hope for a 7 train subway station at Tenth Avenue and 41st Street, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The city initially scrapped the station after costs on the extension began running over budget, but it is now reportedly developing a plan to build the station more cheaply. The new idea is to have two entrances and two separate platforms, scrapping the more costly option of building a station which allows riders access to service in both directions.

“We need engineers to confirm that it’s viable, but we’re confident we’ve found a way to keep the prospect of a future Tenth Avenue station alive without delaying the current extension,” Bloomberg said in a statement, according to the Journal.

The city is going to apply for $3 million from the federal government to finance an engineering study to make sure their plans are sound, the paper reported.

The new station would cost around $550 million.

Under the current project, there will be just one additional station at Eleventh Avenue and 34 Street.

“The city is in no position to step in and pay for a Tenth Avenue station too,” the mayor told the Journal, “but it will be good news if we can finish the current extension without closing off the possibility of it happening in the future.”

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