CHELSEA — The Hudson Yards 7 train subway station is expected to open after a nearly two-year delay.
The 34th Street-Hudson Yards station, the tail end of a westward extension of the 7 line, is slated to open on Sept. 13 as part of the ongoing transformation of the Hudson Yards district.
With the new extension, westbound 7 trains will turn south after reaching 10th Avenue and travel down 11th Avenue for six blocks before making a final stop at the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station, which the MTA projects will eventually serve 35,000 daily riders.
The new stop is the first subway station in New York to be climate controlled, an MTA spokesman told DNAinfo. The MTA promised that the station will be "several degrees cooler than the outside summer air," the agency said on its website.
The opening of the station was originally projected for December 2013, but was delayed because of "testing of elevators and escalators and other systems," the MTA spokesman said.
The last time New York City got an entirely new station was in 1989, when three new stops opened along the 63rd Street Tunnel between Manhattan and Queens: Lexington Avenue/63rd Street, Roosevelt Island, and 21st Street/Queensbridge.