Back when I lived in New York City, the Number 7 train was my most used subway line. It ran from Times Square in Manhattan to Main Street, Flushing, in Queens. I just discovered that the Number 7 line was extended west and south, past Times Square, to the newly emerging mega-development called Hudson Yards, on 34th Street and 11th Avenue. This is the first new stop added to the New York Subway system since 1989.
The old and dirty NYC subway rightly deserves criticism, but it has one feature that bests most train systems. It’s open 24 hours a day. Even at 3am the 7 train is surprisingly packed. From the photos I’ve seen online, the new 34th Street station looks beautiful, certainly different from the Main Street station shown above. New York City itself is certainly more vibrant that when I lived there. Nice to see the improvements.
This is an atypical view, by the way. Usually if you see this perspective, it means trouble, since the train is coming straight for you. Taken with a Sony NEX-5, my first mirrorless camera, back in 2011.
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