LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

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LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby MNCRR9000 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:42 am

A while back there were plans for a Sunnyside Station as part of east side acess was curious as to the current status of this project. With Long Island City experiencing a lot of residential and commercial construction seems like this station would get alot of usage.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby jlr3266 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Don't hold your breath for that one. Amtrak has already stated that it will not stop there. It serves no purpose for ESA and Hunter's Point is nearby. It is also off of the list of scheduled ESA work.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:51 pm

Now only if we'd improve Hunterspoint Avenue station.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:59 pm

Hunterspoint and LIC are stub stations with no Manhattan access - to points east only. Hunterspoint is planned to be eliminated with ESA completion as its prime purpose is a transfer station to the 7 for commuters heading to Grand Central and East Side.

LIC station is close to a ferry terminal and the whole area is being developed with high rises on the riverfront.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:13 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Hunterspoint and LIC are stub stations with no Manhattan access - to points east only. Hunterspoint is planned to be eliminated with ESA completion as its prime purpose is a transfer station to the 7 for commuters heading to Grand Central and East Side.

LIC station is close to a ferry terminal and the whole area is being developed with high rises on the riverfront.


Seems a bit shortsighted to eliminate HP unless diesels bound for it stop at Woodside, or a transfer is made from Vernon-Jackson Ave to LIC, especially considering Diesels cannot operate to GCT.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:09 pm

ConstanceR46 wrote:Seems a bit shortsighted to eliminate HP unless diesels bound for it stop at Woodside, or a transfer is made from Vernon-Jackson Ave to LIC, especially considering Diesels cannot operate to GCT.

Diesel passengers headed for East Side could walk across the platform at Jamaica to a ESA/Grand Central train.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby DogBert » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:09 am

I've never heard of this planned closure of HPA & LIC. Is this in their planning docs somewhere we can reference?

Sunnyside is a huge lost opportunity. LIC is it's own mini-manhattan now.

On a slightly different subject - plans to deck over the yard are on long term hold and not going to happen in our lifetimes. Everyone in Sunnyside is 100% against it because the EDC can't answer how all those new residents would get around, where the sewers from it would flow to (untreated into the river and newtown creek are not an option - we have enough of that around here), what power plant it would all be plugged into, etc.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby ConstanceR46 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:49 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Diesel passengers headed for East Side could walk across the platform at Jamaica to a ESA/Grand Central train.


I mean, there's the Flyers, that go directly past Jamaica.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:33 am

Believe "Sunnyside station" was deleted from ESA as there's NO room for it.
There's no easy public access to it anyway.
Hunterspoint just had 2 new signal cabinets(CIL's) installed.
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby andrewjw » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:04 am

Backshophoss wrote:Believe "Sunnyside station" was deleted from ESA as there's NO room for it.
There's no easy public access to it anyway.
Hunterspoint just had 2 new signal cabinets(CIL's) installed.

I can't find any news on this besides this page, which still lists it:
http://web.mta.info/capitaldashboard/al ... 2&PLTYPE=1
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby berlintransit » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:26 pm

ConstanceR46 wrote:
R36 Combine Coach wrote:Diesel passengers headed for East Side could walk across the platform at Jamaica to a ESA/Grand Central train.


I mean, there's the Flyers, that go directly past Jamaica.


The Flyers are due to be eliminated with ESA opening day in order to secure cross-platform interchanges to GCT and Penn at Jamaica ;-)
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:18 pm

You need to read thru the quarterly reports,that station was deleted!
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Re: LIRR Sunnyside Station Status

Postby andrewjw » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:08 am

Backshophoss wrote:You need to read thru the quarterly reports,that station was deleted!

could you please link the relevant quarterly report where the deletion was mentioned (or a pair of quarterly reports which show its deletion)? I'm not sure where to find them or when it occurred.

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