Photos, Video: Ecstatic 7 Train Riders Test Out The New 34th St-Hudson Yards Station

The eager crowd<br/>

Waiting for a new station<br/>

Running of the railfans!<br/>

The public gets its first glimpse of the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station<br/>

MTA Chairman Prendergast in front of the 469th subway station<br/>

The scene during the press portion<br/>

Hudson Blvd East is a thing<br/>

Cookies for the occasion<br/>

The new map<br/>

Appropriate headgear<br/>

This platform is lonely<br/>

Calm before the storm<br/>

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast<br/>

Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, president of MTA Capital Construction<br/>

Mayor Bill de Blasio<br/>

From left: Senator Chuck Schumer, City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Rep. Jerry Nadler, City Councilmember Corey Johsnon, Mayor de Blasio, and State Senator Brad Hoylman<br/>

Proud MTA workers look on<br/>


VIP chatter

Ribbon about to be cut...<br/>

and ribbon cut<br/>

Getting ready for a shot<br>

Senator Schumer got jammed up by the turnstile<br/>

Schumer makes it in!<br/>

The glorious mural by Xenobia Bailey<br/>

Bailey, who lives and works in Harlem, said that she hand-picked all the tiles for this 2788 square foot mosaic<br/>

It's a LOOOOOONG escalator<br/>

It feels like the future<br/>

VIPs took the funicular elevator<br/>