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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/>



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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/>