Second Entrance to 7 Line Opens!
The second entrance to the 34 St-Hudson Yards subway station has opened – directly across from the Javits Center!
“This new station makes it easier than ever to visit the Javits Center,” said Tony Sclafani, the facility’s Chief Communications Officer. “The extension of the 7 Line has helped to connect the Javits Center to all parts of the city, attracting more people to our doors and enticing others to explore the new neighborhood rising around us. We are thrilled to learn about the opening of the new station, and we expect our customers will greatly benefit from its operation.”
According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the new entrance, located at West 35th Street and Hudson Boulevard East, adds three low-rise escalators as well as a set of stairs from the street to the mezzanine level. Four new high-rise escalators will transport riders from the upper mezzanine to the lower mezzanine. From there, riders will travel to the platform level of the station which is 125 feet from the street level.
The entrance is situated at the western terminus of the 7 Subway line, which was extended in 2015 and now serves thousands of riders each day.
The station makes the 7 Subway the only line south of 59th Street to provide service west of Ninth Avenue. It offers access to the Javits Center, as well as the nearby High Line, Hudson River Park and the massive Hudson Yards development.
The 34 St-Hudson Yards 7 Subway station features three public floors and is ADA accessible. Between the two entrances the station features 16 escalators (nine high-rise and seven low-rise) and four elevators (two vertical and two inclined). Eight sets of stairs and one elevator provide access from the lower mezzanine to the platform level.
The station's modern amenities include a platform level that is air-tempered, and 14 Help Point Intercoms that allow customers to communicate with the station agent or the Rail Control Center in the case of an emergency. The Help Points, along with eight On-the-Go digital information kiosks, five other digital information panels, and cell phone/Wi-Fi connectivity, offer a new level of service and communications for customers.
The new entrance is home to the third and final mosaic in the installation “Funktional Vibrations” by Xenobia Bailey. The piece was commissioned by MTA Arts & Design through an international competitive selection process. Bailey’s artwork consists of mosaic tiles totaling approximately 2,788 square feet.