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Do you think it would ever happen?

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Do you think that the MTA would ever re-open the abandoned platforms at Hoyt-Schemerhorn for some reason? If so, why?

 

Also, was it ever used for something? Why was it closed?

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Its closed because the old Court Street Station was converted to the Transit Museum in the 60s or 70s i think. So there is no point of having trains run on those tracks if the museum cars are stored there

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http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/court.html

 

i think they still use it for movies and t.v. shows. I'm pretty sure one of the subway scenes from "the warriors" was shot there.

 

It was most recently used for the remake of The taking of the pelham 123 which comes out this year.

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This is something that ive always wondered about and thanks to Y2Julio's link, now i know.

 

Good Stuff.

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One of the Manhatan Bridge alternatives was to run parallel tracks connecting the local track there with the ones at Jay St. That way, 6th Ave. service would have direct access to the Fulton local tracks without having to cross to the express from Jay to Hoyt. this was rejected as too disruptive to the area above (such as acquiring property, but ironically, developers now want to mow everything down around there anyway)

I don't know what they would do about the express having to open on both sides at Hoyt, but with eventually all cars having full width cabs, it wouldn't be a problem then anyway.

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I also remember reading somewhere that another line from Manhattan was to come through into Court St. It was part of the Second System. I think that was the plan for the 2nd Ave Subway ext. to Brooklyn.

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