New York City’s first new subway station in the past 25 years opened last month amid great fanfare with support from STV, a leading transportation engineering firm.

The opening of the 34th Street – Hudson Yards station marks the completion of a massive $2.42 billion initiative that extends the No. 7 subway line more than a mile from Times Square to Manhattan’s far West Side.

STV has been involved in the planning and design of the 34th Street – Hudson Yards station since the earliest phases of the project in 2002 and has overseen the design and provided construction phase services for nearly every aspect of its power and communication systems. The firm also provided environmental analyses, urban design and transportation planning services for the station and the new development currently being built over Long Island Rail Road’s John D. Caemmerer West Side Yard (which was originally designed by STV in the early 1980s). To maximize the height and scope of the overall development while maintaining light and creating 12 acres of new public open space, STV’s designers worked closely with the property developers on the placement of the tunnel ventilation systems and other structures needed for the underground transit network.

“This project has been in the making for over a decade and represents thousands of hours of hard work and determination to get us to this historic day,” said STV project manager and senior communications engineer Yayu Choy. “STV is proud to have played an integral role in bringing this to fruition for the benefit of our great city and the people who will live and work in this new neighborhood for generations to come.”

Beyond its support of the new station, STV led the design and provided construction phase services for the traction power and communication and security systems for the 6,700-foot extension of the No. 7 line. The new security system collects data from multiple sources, including fire and intrusion detection systems along with surveillance cameras and customer intercoms and presents all the information in one place allowing NYC Transit personnel in the Rail Control Center the ability to quickly assess and manage any potential problems.

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