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MTA: Fulton Street Transit Center to open June 26

No. 7 line extension aims for November completion, Second Avenue subway on track for Dec. 2016

March 25, 2014 03:45PM

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Rendering of the revamped Fulton Center

Rendering of the revamped Fulton Center

Years late and millions over budget, Fulton Street Transit center is closing in on a June completion.

The MTA’s Lower Manhattan megaproject will open to the public on June 26, the authority’s board announced Monday. The undertaking will ultimately link 11 different subway lines at six different stations, and will join with the Port Authority’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub by 2016, as previously reported.

The westward No. 7 line extension, however, is lagging 11 months behind schedule and currently has a tentative completion date of November, 2nd Ave. Sagas reported.

The East Side’s Second Avenue subway line is currently on track for a December 2016 opening, though construction crews have already run through half the project’s planned contingency delays and a few dates have already been pushed back, according to the blog. Nevertheless, developers and brokers are reporting a spike in buyer and investor interest east of Third Avenue, thanks to the subway line’s progress. [2nd Ave. Sagas]Julie Strickland

  • David P

    I’ve been watching the, uhm, “progress” as I commute thru via the 4/5 train. From the bits I’ve been able to spy through construction windows, there is A LOT of work to be done before June 26th There are bare ceilings, wires hanging, bare mechanicals all over that site. If anyone wants to make a bet if they’ll miss June 26, I’m on! Double or nothing if you’re MTA brass.

  • Dave P

    30 days and counting. Still a lot of ceiling and wall panels to be installed. The bits I’ve been able to spy of the ground floor through open doors look like very active construction sites no where near completion. Would be inexcusable for the MTA board to forecast the opening 3 months prior to planned opening and then have it delayed AGAIN. If that is the case, someone needs to go back to project planning 101.

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