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shiznit1987

Building a physical connector btw 63/lex and 59/lex

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IMHO, the easiest and most simple way to solve the entire QB situation would be to build a 3-block connector btw the 63/Lex stop on the (F) and the (4/5/6/N/R/W) stop at 59/Lex. That way, everyone desireing travel to the East Side could stay on the (F) rather than pack on the (E) train.

 

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why can't people just walk 3 blocks??

 

It's a free transfer with your metrocard. The only difference with making a passageway is that you stay underground. I would not want the (MTA) wasting money on that.

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are you serious? this was done already. my answer is why make a connector to a deep, deep station like 63rd/lex to a normal depth station like 59th/lex? also, all that underpinning for what? the risk of collapse while construction, the wasting of many millions of dollars just to walk the same 3 blocks underground? come on seriously; STOP BEING LAZY! Enough already with theses connections. unless absolutely necessary. manhattan has done fine without them so far. why fix if it ain't broken?

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IMHO, the easiest and most simple way to solve the entire QB situation would be to build a 3-block connector btw the 63/Lex stop on the (F) and the (4/5/6/N/R/W) stop at 59/Lex. That way, everyone desireing travel to the East Side could stay on the (F) rather than pack on the (E) train.

 

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A connector passageway doesn't reduce the distance between the two stations at all -- and that's the primary issue here.

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I've always heard that there is a connection, but it is an electrical room (probably built as part of the IRT, off of the tunnel somewhere, and the new 63rd St line abutted it and was given a door to it).

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It's not an easy walk...first, you have to climb up, walk four blocks, then walk down. And really far down, too...

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The only advantage of the passageway is you not having to climb up those stairs from the IRT (4)(5)(6) and back down to the IND (F).There is no other advantage to this.

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