by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 15, 2015
New York City opened its first new subway station in more than 25 years, 34th Street - Hudson Yards, which is served by the number 7 line. The station, the only line south of 59th Street to provide service west of Ninth Avenue, provides access to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the High Line elevated park and Hudson River Park.
The new station is expected to serve more than 32,000 passengers on weekdays and is designed to handle up to 25,000 people during a peak hour. "With the addition of this brand-new station, New York City's more than 6 million meeting and convention delegates have direct access from the Javits Center to Times Square and beyond, allowing them to experience more of the city during their stays," said Jerry Cito, senior vice president of convention development for NYC & Company, the city's convention bureau.