Construction continues at Hudson Yards during the opening of the Hudson Yards subway station.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Construction continues at Hudson Yards during the opening of the Hudson Yards subway station.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

New York’s First New Subway Station in 26 Years

Straphangers, rejoice! New York’s first new subway station since 1989 just entered service at 34th Street-Hudson Yards. The extension of the No. 7 line has been under construction since 2007 with a price tag of $2.4 billion. Connecting Times Square to 11th Avenue by a new 1.5-mile-long tunnel, the extension opens up the far west side of Manhattan, easing access for conventioneers at the Jacob K. Javits Center, tourists at the High Line, and forthcoming businesses and residents at the under-construction Hudson Yards mega-development. Its air-conditioned platforms and modern architecture and design—like inclined elevators—are a bonus. We take a look.  Photographs by Michael Nagle for Bloomberg

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker carries signage for the Hudson Yards 7 train station.

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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, shakes hands as he arrives for the opening of the Hudson Yards subway station.

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Red velvet ropes stand near the entrance to the Hudson Yards subway station.

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Police officers enter the Hudson Yards subway station.

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Passengers walk downstairs to the train platform.

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People ride an elevator that travels diagonally.

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Passengers walk downstairs to the train platform.

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A Metropolitan Transportation Authority train conductor looks out of a window on a 7 train.

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Passengers pose for a selfie during the opening of the Hudson Yards subway station.

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Passengers arrive on a 7 train.

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A man stands in the doorway of a 7 train as it arrives.

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Passengers ride an escalator inside the station.

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Passengers exit the Hudson Yards subway station in New York.

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