Secaucus Junction - Proposed New York City Subway Extension

Proposed New York City Subway Extension

On November 16, 2010, The New York Times reported that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration was working on a plan to bring the 7 train service of the New York City Subway to Secaucus Junction. An extension of that service, from its current terminus at Times Square – 42nd Street, to a new station at Eleventh Avenue and 34th Street, is already under construction.

If built, the extension would take the New York City Subway outside the city's borders for the first time. The plan would replace the controversial Access to the Region's Core tunnel, which was canceled by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in October 2010. It would offer a direct route to Grand Central Terminal on the east side of Manhattan, while connecting with most other subway routes. New York City spent $250,000 for a consultant to conduct feasibility studies for the project, however no design work has commenced, nor have financing arrangements have been made. On October 26, 2011, New York City Mayor Bloomberg reiterated his support for the project, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also expressed general concurrence.


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