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Second Platform at Shea Stadium Station

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What was the second platform used for at the Shea Stadium station? The last time I was there for Tennis (8 years ago) it looks decrepid, and the stairs were all broken, so it looks as tho it wasnt used in a long time.

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World's fair pax load demanded use of a second platform.

 

I think they should renovate that side so they have a backup just in case, just keep it closed off otherwise.

 

- A

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They use it every year for the US Tennis Open, and they now open it during Mets games and send the people out that way and down and around. It is renovated.

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The last US Open I attended (2001 or 2002) It was closed off and the staircase wasnt even useable, half of the steps were broken or missing

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It is used for Express trains to Manhattan after Mets games; I used it last Monday after a Mets game.

 

Before anyone asks, yes, I was at Citi. My girlfriend is a Mets fan (poor unfortunate soul), and I surprised her with Mets tickets.

 

The last US Open I attended (2001 or 2002) It was closed off and the staircase wasnt even useable, half of the steps were broken or missing

 

I think he means the side platform on the Flushing-bound local track.

 

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The one on the left here, right? (Picture is my own)

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Thats the Subway, I am talking about the LIRR Station along the Port Washington Branch.

 

Oh. my bad.

 

It really looks like it isn't needed though. Why would they use it? The staircases are sealed off aren't they?

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No, this is the LIRR platform down on the other side of CS depot/corona yard he is talking about. The used platform is right across tracks from the yard. to the south is the unused platform.

 

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Off to the right in that photo

 

- A

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No, this is the LIRR platform down on the other side of CS depot/corona yard he is talking about. The used platform is right across tracks from the yard. to the south is the unused platform.

 

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Off to the right in that photo

 

- A

 

Again, why would they use it? The station is even closed entirely when there are no Mets games or when the US Open isn't on.

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Again, why would they use it? The station is even closed entirely when there are no Mets games or when the US Open isn't on.

 

Access to flushing meadows corona park? Despite the slightly run down state of the world's fair stuff it's still a nice park. Hey, even the overly decorative forrest hills LIRR station has many trains that bypass it.

 

- A

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There is a 3rd platform also there, but it is much father over & harder to notice from the active platform. As i stated before, this was to handle WF pax load.

 

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