10th Avenue (IRT Flushing Line)

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10th Avenue
no regular service
Planned New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address 41st Street & 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Borough Manhattan
Locale Hell's Kitchen
Coordinates 40°45′32″N 73°59′46″W / 40.759°N 73.996°W / 40.759; -73.996Coordinates: 40°45′32″N 73°59′46″W / 40.759°N 73.996°W / 40.759; -73.996
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services no regular service
Structure Underground
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened Proposed
Station succession

Next Handicapped/disabled access north Times Square: future
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 34th Street: future

10th Avenue is a proposed station, first planned as part of the 7 Subway Extension for the IRT Flushing Line (7 <7> trains) of the New York City Subway. It would be at 10th Avenue and 41st Street and have two tracks and two side platforms if built. Under the last plan, there would be one street-level entrance for each direction, and no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfer between directions. The station could be completed if funding became available to build it.


It was originally part of the 7 Subway Extension but the station's construction was dropped in 2007.[1] The station would originally have had two exits from the northbound platform to 40th Street—one at Hudson Boulevard and one east of 10th Avenue—and one from the southbound platform to 42nd Street east of 10th Avenue.[2]

A $450 million option to build a shell for the station was included as part of the October 2007 contract, requiring action by the city within nine months to have a shell built as part of the initial contract. Reports in late December 2007 indicated that the postponed station might be partially built, should the City of New York and the MTA come to terms on the additional financing for the station shell.[3] In February 2009, the MTA announced that it would build the station if the agency received sufficient funds from the federal economic stimulus package.[4] Otherwise, the station would be cut to keep costs under budget, as the 7 Subway Extension was already costing $2.4 billion.[5]

Developers and local residents created a petition to construct the shell, fearing that the opportunity for a station would be lost once tunnel excavation was completed. In June 2010, the city announced it was seeking funding to assess the feasibility of constructing the station at a later date, using a two-platform, two-entrance model without an underground connecting passage. This type of station, while common in Manhattan, is not considered ideal by the MTA, but would nonetheless be acceptable were funding eventually found.[6][7][8][9] The planned entrances would still be located two blocks apart due to the location's depth—with the westbound entrance on 42nd Street and the eastbound entrance on 40th Street—but the new plan only called for one exit in each direction.[10]

In June 2010, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that he hoped that the station would be built in the future, with several others saying that building it would be "still possible".[10][11]

Current status[edit]

Construction of the line proceeded without the station or its shell, whose next stations to the north and south would have been Times Square and 34th Street – Hudson Yards, respectively. The only evidence of the station's planned existence is the flattening out of the tunnel walls near where the station would have been.[12][13] Building the "previously deferred No. 7 station at 10th Avenue" is a "key design element" of the proposed extension of the 7 service to Secaucus, New Jersey.[14]

Construction of the station is planned as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, and construction may occur as demand in the area grows.[15] As of October 2007, the city has no plans to fund the station; however, it can still be built if $550 million is raised privately to build the station.[15][11] Construction of the station will cost at least $450 million.[16][17]

New York Water Taxi service between Lower Manhattan and 41st Street, added in 2014, serves as an alternative to the proposed station site.[18][19]

Among the proponents of the proposed station is former deputy mayor Dan Doctoroff, who states that building the 10th Avenue station would boost development for decades.[20]


  1. ^ Neuman, William (19 September 2008). "No. 7 Extension Won’t Include 10th Ave. Station". Newspaper. The New York Times. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Naanes, Marlene (December 20, 2007). "7 Line Extension May Get 41st Street Stop". amNewYork. Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ Kabak, Benjamin (February 2, 2009). "Will the Stimulus Save 7 Extension Stop?". Second Ave. Sagas. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Readers Write: MTA plays tricks to hide cost of No. 7 line". The Island Now. 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2015-09-12. 
  6. ^ Agovino, Theresa (February 16, 2010). "Outcry Emerges for 41st St. Stop on New 7-Line". Crain's New York Business. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ Urban, Jill (April 2, 2010). "West Side Developers Fight For 7 Line Extension". NY1. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ "City Officials Seek Federal Assistance For 7 Subway Extension". NY1. April 27, 2010. Archived from the original on May 31, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ "City Considering 10th Avenue Stop For 7 Train". NY1. June 10, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Mayor Applies For Funds To Redesign 7 Train Extension". NY1. June 30, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Saul, Michael Howard (30 June 2010). "New Hope for Tenth Avenue Station on the No. 7 Subway Extension". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  12. ^ MTA.info—Video Release: Mayor Bloomberg Rides First 7 Train to 34 St - 12/20/2013 on YouTube. Retrieved May 27, 2014. (The tunnel wall flattens out between approximately 2:58 and 3:11 into the video.)
  13. ^ Video inside the 7 extension Second Avenue Sagas.com
  14. ^ Parsons Brinkerhoff (April 2013). No 7 Secaucus Extension Feasibility Analysis Final Report (PDF) (Report). NYCEDC. p. 1. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "No. 7 Subway Extension - Hudson Yards Development Corporation". Hydc.org. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  16. ^ Smith, Stephen J. (2013-10-02). "The Next 20 Years for New York’s MTA – Next City". Nextcity.org. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  17. ^ http://web.mta.info/mta/news/books/docs/TYNA-Consolidated.pdf
  18. ^ Kabak, Benjamin (May 14, 2014). "A brief thought on ferry service and 41st St.". Second Avenue Sagas. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  19. ^ Harshbarger, Rebecca (May 13, 2014). "Manhattan gets first commuter ferry stopping along Hudson". New York Post. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  20. ^ Doctoroff, Daniel L.; Meola, Michael N. (2015-09-13). "Doct oroff & Meola: Next station stop: 42nd Street!". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2015-09-14.