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  1. Reminds me of the whole elevator debacle at 68th Street where residents of that neighborhood don’t want elevators on 69th street because it would “change the character” of that street. Ridiculousness. The Queensway just flat out wouldn’t work, in my opinion. The High Line relies on the heavy foot traffic around the areas it runs through, in addition to being accessible by multiple heavily-trafficked arteries (34th, 23rd, 14th). The Queensway would run through a somewhat isolated portion in Queens, and even though it bisects some prime corridors, it would pale in comparison to that of Midtown Manhattan. Train service to the RBB should be restored, although that price tag really needs to be re-examined. Compared to other large scale projects, it should be much less expensive than the SAS and East Side Access.
  2. Geez, looks like my initial post about the weekend M train started a civil war here. No need for these long paragraphs fellas, let’s keep things amicable.
  3. I hope you’re joking. platforms are the standard IND length, so there’s no reason the couldn’t stop there. I hope you’re being sarcastic, as that has precisely nothing to do with Far Rockaway.
  4. The kiosks at the Second Avenue Subway station have already begun to disappear. The ones at 96th Street have been removed. By extension, the USB ports that were on them are also gone. They almost never worked but hey, a commodity is a commodity.
  5. Im sure this has already been posted, but here are some M signs at 96th Street - 2 Av, months after the service started running. From what I’ve heard, the M to 96th is actually pretty popular, to the point that there might be a political push to make it or something similar permanent after the L train slowdown wraps up. Thoughts?
  6. Basically just putting sprinkles on a turd. At the end of the day, it’s still a turd. What the Flushing el really needs is some serious reconstruction, not netting and paint.
  7. I believe what you’re referring to are those old IND black-on-white signs on the columns warning people not to stand close to the platform edge. Those weren’t ads, and I don’t believe ads have ever been placed on columns in the NYC subway. Other systems have them for sure. As for the IND signs, a few still exist around the system, albeit covered under decades of grime and dust.
  8. I swear, there has to be a law on these forums that the C to Lefferts idea MUST be brought up every 2 weeks or so. No matter how many times it gets disproven, explained, or argued against, we always end up here.
  9. It’s not just on the , it’s all over the system. Within a week of an brand new R179 hitting the A line a few weeks ago, one of the cars was already stunk out by some homeless people. It’s terrible.
  10. Was thinking the same thing. The closed entrances at 168th, Nostrand, Franklin, 50th Street, and many others have been stuck in limbo waiting for funding for years. Only now that the system gets absurd amount of funding and it still doesn’t happen.
  11. No offense, but a lot of the recommendations you’ve made have already been discussed and agreed upon ad nauseam on these forums. I can see some changes being impeded by costs, community opposition, or degree of difficulty. I’m of the opinion that efforts should be made to optimize the system in its current state first before exploring any extensions or new construction.
  12. Agreed. I heard that the original plan was to send the as far as 190th Street in Hollis while the went on the LIRR right of way to Laurelton. The TA execs at the time most of been smoking some good stuff if they thought sending the to Jamaica Center was acceptable, especially given how well-utilized the Archer Ave stations are today.
  13. This might be unpopular with some, but the should never run on Queens Blvd again. It would be an immense waste of capacity, as it was when it used to run to Forest Hills. Similarly to the Brown served South Brooklyn, the was very underutilized in Queens. It’s time to remove the nostalgia goggles, my friend.
  14. While I appreciate you wanting the system to become more optimized (trust me, most of us here do), many of the changes you put forth either convolute or worsen each line. Some are flat out not possible due to trackage, or would severely limit capacity on multiple routes. Also, gotta love how the just ceases to exist on this map.

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