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10th Avenue station (IRT Flushing Line)

 10 Avenue
Planned New York City Subway station
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The Yotel and MiMA at 42nd Street, near the location of one of the planned station's proposed entrances
Station statistics
Address41st Street & 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
LocaleHell's Kitchen
Coordinates40°45′32″N 73°59′46″W / 40.759°N 73.996°W / 40.759; -73.996
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Flushing Line
ServicesNone; unbuilt
Other information
Station code470[a][1]
Station succession

Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 eastTimes Square–42nd Street: future
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 west34th Street–Hudson Yards: future

10th Avenue is a proposed station, first planned as part of the 7 Subway Extension for the IRT Flushing Line (7 and <7>​ trains) of the New York City Subway. It would be located at 10th Avenue and 41st Street and have two tracks and two side platforms if built. Under the original 2007 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. Various development proposals since 2009 have included completion of the station.


It was originally planned to be constructed as part of the 7 Subway Extension but the station's construction was dropped in 2007.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] In February 2009, the MTA announced that it would build the station if the agency received sufficient funds from the federal economic stimulus package.[5] Otherwise, the station would be cut to keep costs under budget, as the 7 Subway Extension was already costing $2.4 billion.[6]

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.[7][8][9][10] 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.[11]

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".[11][12]

In January 2016, the New York City Economic Development Corporation released a request for proposal (RFP) for a site of a proposed development at 41st Street and Tenth Avenue.[13] As part of that RFP, a study into the station's feasibility was to be conducted.[14] The new station is projected to cost $1 billion, an increase from the previous estimate of $500 million. The new station could provide better access to a new Port Authority Bus Terminal if a connection was provided.[15]

Current status

Construction of the line proceeded to its completion in 2014 without the station or its shell, which would have been between the Times Square and 34th Street – Hudson Yards stations. The only evidence of the station's planned existence is the flattening out of the tunnel walls near where the station would have been.[16][17] Building the "previously deferred No. 7 station at 10th Avenue" was a "key design element" of the proposed extension of the 7 service to Secaucus, New Jersey, but plans for that extension were later abandoned.[18]

Construction of the station was planned as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, and construction was deemed possible as demand in the area grew.[19] As of October 2007, the city had no plans to fund the station; however, it could still be built if $550 million was raised privately to build the station.[19][12] Construction of the station was estimated to have cost at least $450 million as of 2013.[20][21]

New York Water Taxi service between Lower Manhattan and 41st Street, added in 2014, serves as an alternative to the proposed station site.[22][23]

Among the proponents of the proposed station is former deputy mayor Dan Doctoroff, who stated in 2015 that building the 10th Avenue station would boost development for decades.[24]

In the Port Authority's 2016 design competition for a replacement Port Authority Bus Terminal west of Times Square, most of the announced finalists included the construction of, and direct access into, the Tenth Avenue station in their design plans.[25]


  1. ^ If the station is built, this is the code that it would get. It fits directly in the gap for numbering between the Times Square Flushing Line station, 467, and the two 42nd Street Shuttle stations, 468 and 469, and the 34th Street station, which is 471.


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Neuman, William (September 19, 2008). "No. 7 Extension Won't Include 10th Ave. Station". City Room. The New York Times. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "NO. 7 SUBWAY EXTENSION-HUDSON YARDS REZONING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Naanes, Marlene (December 20, 2007). "7 Line Extension May Get 41st Street Stop". amNewYork. Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  5. ^ Kabak, Benjamin (February 2, 2009). "Will the Stimulus Save 7 Extension Stop?". Second Ave. Sagas. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  6. ^ "Readers Write: MTA plays tricks to hide cost of No. 7 line". The Island Now. September 10, 2015. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Urban, Jill (April 2, 2010). "West Side Developers Fight For 7 Line Extension". NY1. Archived from the original on April 17, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "City Considering 10th Avenue Stop For 7 Train". NY1. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on September 27, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
  11. ^ a b "Mayor Applies For Funds To Redesign 7 Train Extension". NY1. June 30, 2010. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  12. ^ a b Saul, Michael Howard (June 30, 2010). "New Hope for Tenth Avenue Station on the No. 7 Subway Extension". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  13. ^ "City Seeking Proposals For Huge Midtown West Mixed-Use Site". Curbed NY. January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "MTA May Be Reconsidering a 7 Line Station at Tenth Avenue". Curbed NY. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  16. ^—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.)
  17. ^ Video inside the 7 extension Second Avenue
  18. ^ Parsons Brinkerhoff (April 2013). No 7 Secaucus Extension Feasibility Analysis Final Report (PDF) (Report). NYCEDC. p. 1. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  19. ^ a b "No. 7 Subway Extension - Hudson Yards Development Corporation". February 16, 2011. Archived from the original on February 9, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  20. ^ Smith, Stephen J. (October 2, 2013). "The Next 20 Years for New York's MTA – Next City". Retrieved May 14, 2014.
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  22. ^ Kabak, Benjamin (May 14, 2014). "A brief thought on ferry service and 41st St". Second Avenue Sagas. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  23. ^ Harshbarger, Rebecca (May 13, 2014). "Manhattan gets first commuter ferry stopping along Hudson". New York Post. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  24. ^ Doctoroff, Daniel L.; Meola, Michael N. (September 13, 2015). "Doct oroff & Meola: Next station stop: 42nd Street!". NY Daily News. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  25. ^ Port Authority of NY and NJ webpage (2016). "International Design + Delivery Competition". Retrieved September 27, 2016.