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Why is Chambers St. two stations?


Joe

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Is there any specific reason why the Chambers St. (A)(C) station is separate from the (E) station? Wouldn't it have been cheaper to construct a station similar to 34th street, with an island in the middle (for the (E)) and two side plats?

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Is there any specific reason why the Chambers St. (A)(C) station is separate from the (E) station? Wouldn't it have been cheaper to construct a station similar to 34th street, with an island in the middle (for the (E)) and two side plats?

 

Because originally, when the IND was finished on September 10, 1932, the (A) terminated at Chambers. Then when it was extended to Brooklyn, they wanted to keep Chambers street as a terminal for a train service, but have service to Brooklyn as well. So another platform was created where non-terminating trains stop at.

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Ah, I didn't know that the line was only partially completed. I had assumed that the Eighth Avenue line opened at once from 207 to High St. Thanks Maserati.

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I think it was because the (E) tracks at Chambers were supposed to connect to the tracks at the Transit Museum. Both the (E) tracks and the TM tracks are A1 and A2.

 

There is a portal south of Canal heading towards WTC on A1 that would have become the Worth St. Line and gone to S. 4 Street in Brooklyn.

 

As far as Court, the only plans I'm aware of for that station was a plan to connect the Second Avenue Subway to the station in Brooklyn in a late 1930's plan (which obviously never materialized)

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There would have needed to be a substantial curve to take it away from the H&M right of way, and duck it under the IRT 7AL.

 

The tunnel that the (E) now terminates in would have run right into hudson terminal, and also made the building of the WTC impossible. Can't have tightly spaced tunnel over tunnel over tunnel under a building. Not safe. The underground footprint pre-9/11 also would have not allowed anything being built in the entire site east of the IRT line.

 

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As we all know the (E) ends up at the World Trade Center stop. It would be interesting to see them built a small tunnel southbound to connect the (R) tunnel, so the (E) can terminate at Whitehall Street when we lose the (W).

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As we all know the (E) ends up at the World Trade Center stop. It would be interesting to see them built a small tunnel southbound to connect the (R) tunnel, so the (E) can terminate at Whitehall Street when we lose the (W).

 

The E isn't going to terminate anywhere but Chambers WTC. They plan to connect all the lines with the transit hub via passageway.

 

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