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  1. Wallyhorse

    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I'm guessing those signal repairs are between 42nd and 59th or so as I don't see the being adjusted.
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    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    Absolutely. Some fail to or simply refuse to realize how much NYC has changed since the rapid deterioration of many areas in the 1960's and '70s, especially large chunks of midtown when the drug trade wound up taking over many parts of Manhattan at the time, especially many who fled when NYC was at its worst. Sunset Park was also a very bad part of Brooklyn back then. They are stubborn and refuse to see how much NYC has changed. The subways go through many areas that never deteriorated in the first place and as noted in another post were built in many instances long before "white flight" ever took place.
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    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    The grandstand side of Belmont Park is actually within the city limits. It's been noted to me many times over the years the where the Grandstand ends and clubhouse at Belmont starts is also the border between NYC and Nassau County. Assuming that is the case, you could have the line go to Belmont Park and end right at the Grandstand entrance inside the grounds.
  4. Showing how greedy and idiotic some people are.
  5. Wallyhorse

    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    There is truth to that when you think about it. Though it's also true some of those areas were quite different when those lines were first built.
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    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    Maybe by the time this actually were to be built, you could extend it into Nassau County, which would allow for greater use if so.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    I would actually make Aqueduct a station with the existing side platform and an island platform. This way, Aqueduct can be used when needed as a short-turn terminal, especially if more service is warranted to/from the casino. As for the extension, I would have that continue past the Cross Island Parkway to a new station inside what will by then be the Belmont Park complex that will by then include the new arena for the Islanders, possibly also extending the there and having all three lines go there.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    This sort of is like my previously proposed Myrtle-Brighton line, except in that version, the line stays elevated with the current shuttle line converted back to two tracks and all stations becoming 600 feet. After Franklin Avenue the line continues to first Beford-Nostrand and a transfer to the and then Sumner Avenue in approximately the old spot of the old Myrtle Avenue El, with such leading into a rebuilt upper level of Myrtle Avenue before connecting with the existing Myrtle El and running to Metropolitan with the . On the other end, the line (that I had dubbed a "Black " a while back actually becomes a 24/7 local between Metropolitan and Coney Island while the becomes a second Brighton local (19/5) to Coney Island and the becomes a 24/7 Brighton Express to Brighton Beach. This would require all of the existing Myrtle El stations to be lengthened to 600 feet as well. Not sure if your line is feasible but I see why you would like to connect the Crosstown to Brighton. Mine would essentially be a second crosstown line.
  9. Wallyhorse

    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    What about making the areas that are single tracked two levels of such? That would probably be the best solution to that in more narrow areas.
  10. I would think to just before Union Square, where there is a crossover.
  11. Wallyhorse

    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    And a connection all the way west on 125 to Broadway, including a connection to the 8th Avenue/Concourse Line at St. Nicholas Avenue is something that should be done. There should if possible be a three-track station at 125/St. Nicholas that can double as a short-turn terminal for 8th Avenue trains when needed as well as three tracks at a Broadway terminal. This also would allow 8th Avenue trains when needed to go via the SAS and 63rd.
  12. Wallyhorse

    Public Meetings for Phase 2 of SAS Begin

    I thought the '70s portion was not as deep.
  13. Wallyhorse

    Public Meetings for Phase 2 of SAS Begin

    And as said before, I would myself do side platforms at 116 with no mezzanine needed (though you could build a crossunder if need be between the platforms).
  14. Wallyhorse

    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    Yeah, the only gain in doing it that way is the and become full-time routes this way. I presume the would be Sea Beach and the would remain West End.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    What replaces the on Sea Beach if it moves to Brighton, and what happens to the (B)?


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