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.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

DOB2RTO

What do you think of LRVs for Westchester?

Recommended Posts

For me, I would like a LRV line along Central Park/Central Avenue (Route 100), that would connect with the 4 train (with MTA and NYCDOT approval). The Yonkers casino is killing the bus service along Central Park Ave. The Central Park Ave. branch would terminate in White Plains. There would be a I-287 branch that would connect Rockland County, N.Y., at the Palisades Mall, to White Plains, N.Y., at the Westchester Transit Center, and Fairfield County, Conn, at the Stamford Transit Center. Of course transfers from the Central Park to the I-287 would be free and take place at White Plains. It would be elevated, and the main "piers" would be down the middle of Central Park Avenue and I-87 in Yonkers (wide roads), for that branch. Down the middle of I-287 would be for the I-287 branch. The C.P.A branch would connect with the 4 subway line. There would be 4 tracks from White Plains to Stamford for express runs. 4 tracks because during the morning and evening rush people go in both directions, since both are business cities.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I say they just put a tunnel under central park, have the Q go up farther (but they're doing something with the Q with second ave :D), but it would work well, it could curve and connect with the 4,5, and 6, and then over to the 1, 2, and 3.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I say they just put a tunnel under central park, have the Q go up farther (but they're doing something with the Q with second ave :D), but it would work well, it could curve and connect with the 4,5, and 6, and then over to the 1, 2, and 3.

 

I'm talking about Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, N.Y., which becomes Central Avenue in White Plains. They are called N.Y. Route 100.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Route_100

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are actually so many places where a LRT system can be placed in Westchester County. And the three major start points would be da Bronx, Yonkers, and White Plains. Now, question is if they are willing to build sections of track where it will have to street run......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't think it has to run street level. The entire C.P.A. line would be elevated. There are very few houses along C.P.A., since it is mostly a shopping area. Same for the I-287 line. Mostly shopping, few houses. Street level in these areas would be a disaster. I would like it to be more like a cheap elevated subway, than a LRV which usually rides at grade level.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm all for it. Public transportation in Westchester is more than deficient.

 

I'd say we're in need of more east-west routes, though. I'd suggest an elevated line over the Cross County Parkway (it could connect Getty Square with the Pelham MNR station), as well as one over I-287, connecting Tarrytown with Port Chester.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm all for it. Public transportation in Westchester is more than deficient.

 

I'd say we're in need of more east-west routes, though. I'd suggest an elevated line over the Cross County Parkway (it could connect Getty Square with the Pelham MNR station), as well as one over I-287, connecting Tarrytown with Port Chester.

 

The I-287 line would definitely be connected with the Tarrytown station, and Portchester. The Southern one along the Cross County P'way is also great. I would link Getty (aka Ghetto) Square, with Mt. Vernon (aka Murderville), and New Rochelle (aka New Roach), though. All three transit hubs of Southern Westchester large cities. Post Road could have one to White Plains, and one could go up I-95 to Portchester and Stamford. C.P.A line, I-287 line (actually would go across Tarrytown Road), I-95 line (actually go up Boston Post Road), Cross County P'way Line, and Post Road Line. 5 lines already. It would be useful and environmental friendly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

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