Last month, the Port Authority of of New York and New Jersey officially launched a design competition for a new bus terminal, which could cost up to $10 billion and require the use of eminent domain. A new Port Authority Bus Terminal aims to accommodate tens of thousands of additional riders, many of whom will then need to connect to a subway line. To accommodate all these potential new riders, the MTA is looking to revive its past plan of building a 7 train station at 10th Avenue and 41st Street, reports Crain’s, which could cost up to $1 billion.
When the 7 line extension was first proposed 10 years ago, it included a station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue at Hudson Yards, which opened this past September, as well as a the aforementioned 10th Avenue stop. But when it surfaced that the latter would cost $500 million, in addition to the overall extension’s $2.4 billion price tag, it was cancelled. Now, sources tell Crain’s that the 41st Street station will likely cost as much as $1 billion.
Crain’s found out about the MTA’s interest in the station through documents about the surrounding city-owned blocks where the Covenant House youth shelter is located. It reads, “The MTA is in the process of preparing the conceptual design study of the 10th Avenue station for the No. 7 train extension.” This would take into account where the station would be located and how much space it would take up. However, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said the agency has no set plans to open the station, noting that the study “looks at easement volumes so as not to preclude the construction of a new station in the future.”
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