HELL’S KITCHEN — The MTA is reexamining the possibility of building a 7 train stop at West 41st Street and 10th Avenue, years after it dropped the plan due to a lack of funding.
An MTA study currently under way will determine exactly where the 10th Avenue station could be built and how much space it would take up, Crain’s New York reported.
Documents showed the MTA “is in the process of preparing the conceptual design study of the 10th Avenue station for the No. 7 train extension” on a block between West 40th and 41st streets on 10th Avenue, Crain’s reported.
On Monday, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz confirmed the agency is "[looking] at easement volumes, so as not to preclude the construction of a new station in the future,” noting, however, there “have been no discussions between the MTA and other agencies on the advancement of building a new station at 10 Avenue.”
Ortiz noted the study was “not a ‘conceptual design” and said the notion presented by Crain’s that the agency had “started preliminary design work” was “a stretch.”
“[W]e’re NOT designing a station,” he added.
Building a 10th Avenue 7 train station “has taken on new urgency” since the Port Authority confirmed its plans to build a new bus terminal on Manhattan’s West Side, Crain’s reported.
In 2008, the MTA chose not to move forward with plans for a 10th Avenue station, citing a lack of funding.
Instead, the agency chose to focus on building the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station, which opened in September.
That station will require an estimated $3 million in fixes for waterproofing issues that have plagued it since before it opened, MTA Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu confirmed last month.