Transit 7 train extension delayed again, MTA says The MTA is again pushing back its opening date for the extension of the No. 7 train. Photo Credit: Bryan Smith By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli Updated December 15, 2014 7:25 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The MTA is again pushing back its opening date for the extension of the No. 7 train to Manhattan's Far West Side after angling for a February start date. Officials and an independent engineer told the MTA board Monday that April will be the earliest that the new 7 train extension to 34th Street and 11th Avenue from Times Square will open. The $2.4 billion project that was originally expected to be finished December 2013 has had problems with an inclined elevator that twice failed during tests and fire alarm and communications systems, that are pushing the end date to the spring. By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.