New York-New Jersey subway raises hopes

The News Leader

November 20, 2010 7:27:15 AM PST
A proposal to extend a New York City subway line across the Hudson River into New Jersey has straphangers wondering how the new connection might change their beloved trains.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed this week that the city is studying whether to extend the subway's No. 7 line to Secaucus, N.J. It would travel through a tunnel under the Hudson River.

It would be the subway's only stop outside New York City limits.

Some New Yorkers are calling the idea a waste of money. Transit advocates say the city first needs to fund other big-money transit projects, like a subway line being built on Manhattan's East Side.

Bloomberg says extending the No. 7 train could replace another trans-Hudson tunnel project that fizzled last month.

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