Transit Fewer than 6,000 riders daily are using new $2.4 billion subway station The first passengers enter the 34th Street-Hudson Yards No. 7 station in Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. The $2.42 billion, 1.5-mile extension of the No. 7 Line offers access to the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the High Line and Hudson River Park. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert By REBECCA HARSHBARGER firstname.lastname@example.org October 26, 2015 6:24 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email No wonder it's so clean. Fewer than 6,000 riders a day are using the new $2.4 billion 34th Street-Hudson Yard station on the No. 7 line, officials said Monday. The MTA had projected that as many as 32,000 people daily would use the serene far West Side station, which opened in September. Joe Leader, a senior vice president at the subways department for New York City Transit, said 5,900 riders have been using the stop on average a day. This includes both entries and exits, according to a spokesman. However, thousands of costumed comic book, sci-fi and superhero enthusiasts gave the new stop a test-drive when they packed into No. 7 train cars for the four-day New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Between Oct. 8 and 11, the station averaged 18,300 riders a day. "Our subway service to the new Hudson Yards stood the test of the sold-out Comic Con, when thousands of spirited and superhuman passengers took to the 7 line and to the Javits Center," Leader said. The MTA said ridership will likely improve when a High Line entrance that is closed right now is reopened. The Hudson Yards area, which is under construction, will have 50 million square feet of new development -- including 20,000 apartments and 2 million square feet of stores. By REBECCA HARSHBARGER email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.