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MTA: 7 Train Extension To New Jersey Not An Economically Viable Idea

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is once again putting the breaks on Mayor Bloomberg's push to extend the number 7 subway train all the way to New Jersey.

A new feasibility study commissioned by the city found that some 128,000 riders would use the number 7 daily between Secaucus and Grand Central.

It also concluded it would be feasible to add a new 60-bay bus terminal at Secaucus and construct a 10th Avenue subway station.

Work is already underway to connect the 7 train from Times Square to 11th Avenue and 34th Street.

However, as it has in the past, the MTA said they don't see an extension to New Jersey as an "economically viable idea."

If the project were to move forward, the study said the next step would be to identify financing opportunities and review engineering and other operational aspects of the project.

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