Eddie 0 Posted June 18, 2008 Share #1 Posted June 18, 2008 Hello and welcome. About the Sea Beach express tracks... The actually used them, for an express called the . From http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki/BMT Sea Beach Line Wikipedia: "The light blue NX designation was used for a short-lived "super-express" service along the express tracks of the Sea Beach Line, beginning several stations east of Coney Island at Brighton Beach, and also ending at 57th Street. This service was only provided from November 27, 1967 to April 12, 1968 due to low ridership. Starting on Monday, April 15, 1968, the five NX trips instead ran as N trips." Here's a picture taken on the second-to-last day of service. It was the only service in history (I think) to go through Coney Island station instead of terminating there. In my opinion, it would be great to have another NX in both directions, but I don't know how much success this one would have, since it would involve rebuilding the abandoned tracks north of Kings Highway and then attracting riders. If You ride the Sea Beach Line today, you'll see they're rebuilding the Northbound local track. I do see new sections of track and think maybe they could rebuild the southbound track and offer express service, if they have enough money. The filer of the old express was it bypassed Kings Highway. The new service would run 59th street to Kings Highway and switch to express and bypass 6 stations. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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