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06.01.15 Liam Mathews

The new West 34th Street station on the 7 Train will, at long last, open this summer. DNAinfo reports that on May 26 MTA subway conductors began at the new station, the last step before the station opens, and shared the MTA’s footage of the training. “We are in the final 50-yard sprint of this […]

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04.06.15 Prachi Gupta

A Manhattan-bound 7 train in Queens was suspended for nearly two hours on Monday morning after a conductor noticed smoke rising along the track’s third rail. The train was traveling underground at the time, carrying 542 passengers. BREAKING; BIG problems in the #7 train, heading here now #queens @ABC7NY @JohncitoMoreno pic.twitter.com/f808tXPNCH — Kemberly Richardson (@kemrichardson7) […]

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02.02.15 Prachi Gupta

Service on the entire 7 line has been suspended due to an icy rail, leaving some passengers stranded for hours. Around 9 AM, the MTA halted service between 42nd Street and Flushing-Main Street after a Manhattan-bound train stalled near Queensboro Plaza, losing power. Transit Alert: '7' train suspended both ways Flushing-Main St to Times Square […]

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07.30.14 Bucky Turco

The Straphangers Campaign released its annual “State of the Subway” ranking today and the 7 train was deemed the best line overall: The 7 ranked highest because it tied for best in the system on frequency of service — and also performed above average on three measures: delays caused by mechanical breakdowns; seat availability at […]

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01.27.14 Andy Cush

The 7 train extension will not be ready to ride by June after all. Despite $2.4 billion and an inaugural trip by then-mayor Michael Bloomberg last month, the project, which would bring the line to 11th Avenue and down to 34th Street, is running behind schedule, and is now projected to open late summer or […]

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04.17.13 Andy Cush

According to MTA board member Charles Moerdler, there’s only one thing standing in the way of the 7 Train extension: the Hudson’s dreaded electric eels. The line should use plastic pipes for its plumbing, Moerdler argues, or run the risk of the system becoming electrified by the slimy marine creatures. Local experts, you may be […]

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04.30.12 Bucky Turco

According to the description on this YouTube clip, these two men were “smoking, cursing and spitting inside” a 7 train a few days ago and the person who filmed it is therefore encouraging people to “forward/share this video!” as if they were subway pervs. Gladly. […]

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