In September 2015, the 7 line extension at 34 St-Hudson Yards welcomed its first riders on the far West Side. It has modern amenities, beautiful art, and now ground water coming into the station. Problems at the brand-new station include water stains on the ceiling, bathrooms and two escalators out of service, and visible corrosion on all of the escalators.
The MTA has placed a fan to dry up water in one area. The price tag on this project was $2.4 billion, almost entirely funded by the city. Construction started in 2009 and was delayed several times.
MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz told Fox 5 News: "This is unacceptable."
Yonkers Contracting Company performed the excavation and structural work on the station. According to the MTA, the company will hire a subcontractor to fix the problems and will be responsible for the bill, expected to cost millions of dollars. Yonkers Contracting Company told Fox 5 that it is "working with the MTA to address these issues."
The MTA says that service will not be disrupted during the repairs, which are set to start on Friday and will last between 8 to 12 weeks.