Number 7 train from NYC to Hoboken?

11/17/2010:

Christie dumps ARC Tunnel; NYC wants the Fed cash

How would you feel about the No. 7 Train having a stop here in Hoboken?

Now that NJ Governor Chris Christie put the kibosh on the NJ ARC Tunnel – New York City Mayor Bloomberg is ready to step up with a plan of his own: To extend the No. 7 Train from Times Square to Hoboken – and eventually connecting in Secaucus.

Since the plan is in it’s infancy, no one is sure where this stop would be in Hoboken, but that sure would be pretty interesting to give residents and commuters a new option!

What are your thoughts? Will this succeed or ever pan out?

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12 Comments on "Number 7 train from NYC to Hoboken?"

rich k
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rich k

This should have been part of the plan from the get go, even with the ARC tunnel. The 16th and Clinton stop makes a good idea even better, especially if the HBLR were actually extended to Bergen County. It could make the northwest a business hub that could revitalize the city.
A related note – what is Christie going to do when Amtrak, which owns the existing tunnels, tells NJT that they’re taking some of their rush hour slots back to accommodate extra high-speed northeast corridor trains, an improvement paid for in part by the money he gave back? Route the NJT trains through through Hoboken? And is the connector loop that was going to allow Main Line, Bergen and Pascack trains direct access to NYC also dead?

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

Imagine a #7 line subway stop at 16th and Clinton tied into a new HBLR stop! This makes so much sense it would be crazy not to do it. This was always a great idea, but the big money crowd wanted the more expensive ARC plan. The more I read about the ARC the happier I am Gov. Christie killed it off.

The tunnel drill is still in the ground for the #7 train extension in Manhattan. It should keep going, adding more stops on the West Side before going under the river to us. It would be much cheaper to build that subway to the Secaucus Transfer than it would to build the ARC boondoggle because it uses existing subway infrastructure.

jw07030
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jw07030

Maybe I’m just missing something, but the article linked above titled by Hoboken411 as “No. 7 Train having a stop here in Hoboken” doesn’t actually mention the prospect of a Hoboken stop anywhere within its text, and neither do any of the other major coverages. The inset/map shows a reference to Hoboken Terminal, but no indications necessarily of stopping there, or in Uptown.

There have been other “imaginations” involving a 7-Extension through Hoboken, some down through Jersey City, but this latest Secaucus-based replacement for the Trans-Hudson Tunnel doesn’t seem as Hoboken-involved as those were:

vanshnookenraggen.com/_index/2010/0...ans-west-side-and-hudson-crossings/

Is there a link somewhere to the plan that suggests Hoboken would even be involved, for good or for bad?

homeworld
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This is the only news story I’ve read that mentioned Hoboken: abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=7793480%5Bquote comment=”200082″]Maybe I’m just missing something, but the article linked above titled by Hoboken411 as “No. 7 Train having a stop here in Hoboken” doesn’t actually mention the prospect of a Hoboken stop anywhere within its text, and neither do any of the other major coverages. The inset/map shows a reference to Hoboken Terminal, but no indications necessarily of stopping there, or in Uptown. There have been other “imaginations” involving a 7-Extension through Hoboken, some down through Jersey City, but this latest Secaucus-based replacement for the Trans-Hudson Tunnel doesn’t seem as Hoboken-involved as those were:Is there a link somewhere to the plan that suggests Hoboken would even be involved, for good or for bad?[/quote]

whewwhewwhew
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Hoboken directly to Citifield to watch the Mets! Ticket sales will increase .0000001 %

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Like Verizon iPhone rumors, I will believe it when I see it.

That said, such a scheme would bring a ton of new riders and revenues into the MTA system. NY, and NYC by extension, would be the primary beneficiary of the income tax revenues generated by NJers commuting in so it makes sense that NY foot most of the bill.

The ARC plan, in contrast, seemed to be a way to facilitate the export of state income tax revenues.

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