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This afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg, members of the MTA, and other officials are scheduled to celebrate the upcoming completion of the extension of the 7 train subway line with a ceremonial first ride. The 7 extension won’t actually be complete until summer of 2014, but the joyride will serve as a chance for the mayor who was responsible for the project to enjoy the fruits of his endeavors while still in office. When finished, the new line will run from Main Street in Flushing, Queens to 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue, giving Queens residents direct access to Manhattan’s far West Side and vice versa.