7 Line Extension 90 Percent Complete
As of August 2013, approximately 90 percent of construction on the Line Extension has been completed. One and a half miles of new track will bring the Flushing Line to 34 St and 11 Av at the heart of what will become Manhattan's newest neighborhood.
Construction began in December 2007 and is on schedule to open for revenue service in June 2014. The subway extension will make it possible for new housing, office buildings, restaurants, entertainment and other commercial establishments to grow on the far west side of Manhattan. It will also provide convenient access to adjacent developments and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The Line Extension will improve transit access to the west side of Manhattan, and will directly connect with 17 subway lines, providing access to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station. In addition, to improve accessibility to individuals with disabilities, state-of-the-art inclined elevators are being installed at the new 34 St station.