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Christie Backs 7 Subway Line Extension Into N.J.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he would be on board with an idea to extend the city's number 7 subway line under the Hudson River into Secaucus, N.J.

Last month, Christie halted construction on a rail tunnel to New York, giving up $3 billion in federal funds.

On a New Jersey radio show, Christie said he has not discussed the 7 train proposal with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but he says it has a lot of good points:

"It would actually connect us to the east side of Manhattan, like we always wanted to, go through Penn Station like we always wanted to, at what appears to be less of a cost, and with New York bearing part of the burden for that project," said Christie.

Early estimates put the cost of the 7 line extension at around $5.3 billion, about half what the cancelled tunnel would have cost.

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