Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
MTAFan

Official MTA Video: Essex St Trolley Terminal

Recommended Posts

The problem with having a museum here is that track will have to be laid and platforms built.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there are better candidates. That includes the abandoned Bowery, Canal Street, and Chambers Street platforms. But I think the perfect one would be Chambers Street. It can include a renovation and the history of the station.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the last time - there is ONE transit museum for a reason. When you make more you weaken a museum that needs to fight for every dollar it gets as it is by potentially halving their attendance, adding a bunch of expansion costs, and doubling their operating costs. You also piss off every visitor who goes and sees one thing, then wants to see something else, and is told they have to go to a different BOROUGH if they want to see that thing.

 

Just because a few buffs on a message board think loop trolley tracks (which mind you are very tight radius turns a subway car could never make without causing serious damage to undercar equipment) might make for a nice second museum at a location with no platforms does not make it in any way a good idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the idea was more of it moving being that space is already limited at its current location and the impending retirement of more classes soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
For the last time - there is ONE transit museum for a reason. When you make more you weaken a museum that needs to fight for every dollar it gets as it is by potentially halving their attendance, adding a bunch of expansion costs, and doubling their operating costs. You also piss off every visitor who goes and sees one thing, then wants to see something else, and is told they have to go to a different BOROUGH if they want to see that thing.

 

Just because a few buffs on a message board think loop trolley tracks (which mind you are very tight radius turns a subway car could never make without causing serious damage to undercar equipment) might make for a nice second museum at a location with no platforms does not make it in any way a good idea.

 

It was a joke...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i think its interesting the MTA is seeing this property and i saw the video its cool but i really wish trollies would come back and maybe they can use the terminal again.

 

i want streetcars and light Rail again in NYC maybe this would be a new start for a brand new terminal for a revived trolley terminal?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i think its interesting the MTA is seeing this property and i saw the video its cool but i really wish trollies would come back and maybe they can use the terminal again.

 

i want streetcars and light Rail again in NYC maybe this would be a new start for a brand new terminal for a revived trolley terminal?

 

With Manhattan's traffic and basically traffic almost everywhere, I can hardly see trolleys and light rails coming back. Unless we are talking literally in the lightly congested areas and suburban areas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i think its interesting the MTA is seeing this property and i saw the video its cool but i really wish trollies would come back and maybe they can use the terminal again.

 

i want streetcars and light Rail again in NYC maybe this would be a new start for a brand new terminal for a revived trolley terminal?

 

Unlikely, as much as that would be nice to see. The only place trolleys have been talked about half seriously is Red Hook, but getting to Red Hook from the other side of the Willy B is not a route they'd ever consider because of all the other high priced neighborhoods (ie Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, etc.) that would have to sign off on the idea also. You'd also need trolley tracks over the bridge to do that.

 

You won't see trolleys in Manhattan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.