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Old 02-19-2007, 08:52 AM
 
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Last year I heard talk of the 7 train being expanded West from W42nd and South on 11th ave. Is there any possibility this project will be starting soon if at anytime?
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:17 AM
 
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In a word, no. And it takes DECADES to do this kind of work.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:35 AM
 
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Construction will begin later this year. Completion is expected by 2012.

The project will extend the No. 7 line from Times Square to a new subway station near the Javits Center at Eleventh Avenue and West 34th Street.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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There's surely a need for it. Let's hope the Javits Center continues to be the hub of commercial expositions. Otherwise, it appears there's not that much going on in that area. When we come to New York to attend a Javits Center offering, we stay on the east side near 34th Steet, most fortunately, and take good old 34th Street bus to the Javits.

I'm mainly a tourist/vistor the the City now. And I find a stroll down the far west Avenues quite interesting. Last time we were in the City two years ago, the land just north to the Javits was fenced in. Might that be the proposed subway station.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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The MTA is making life hell for people who take the Flushing Line (7) to and from Manhattan or Queens. It is a nightmare to get around the city on the weekends when the line is shutdown from Times Square to 74th-Broadway. Now, I can only imagine what would life be like when they start digging up ground in Midtown. This is just too much at times.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:57 PM
 
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If the people running the MTA really had their heads on their shoulders they would extend the 7 all the way out into the Meadowlands. If this were done a park and ride could be setup out in Jersey and car traffic into the city could be greatly reduced.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:54 AM
 
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That will never happen. I'm sure the politicans running NY/ NJ, and NYC will make sure of that.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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The Jersey people who drive their big cars into Manhattan will always do so. They drive generally alone and have mass transit nearby, but they choose to drive their things into New York.

Put them a subway stop right in their subdivision and they still will get behind the steering wheel and hit the Lincoln Tunnel.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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Most people in Jersey are too afriad to go into Jersey City, and ride the PATH. Besides, it is a suburban state, Mass Transit is something you'll see in the cities.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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I'm with them on the PATH- I've seen one too many scary things happen in that god-awful train with no security.

New Jersey does have mass transit, SilkCity! Of course they do. They've got trains and buses, but as I said, many people won't use them.

They'll drive their car. It's a state of mind.

Regarding the 7 line, it is very much needed in the Far West Midtown area where it would go. The area around 11th and 12th Avenues between 37th and 42nd Street are going to have so many new residential towers they better put a subway to move the people.

Big development coming to the neighborhood!
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