South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby famcrown » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:22 am

South Ferry Station opening
The rehabilitated # 1 South Ferry Terminal station, devastated by Super Storm Sandy 5yrs ago, will return to service later today.

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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:26 am

Per a reliable source, the magic time will be noon, at which time the terminal station will reopen and the loop station will again be closed to the public.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:17 pm

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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Figures you were there... :)
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Head-end View » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:50 pm

I was there in the old station yesterday; took a sightseeing round-trip on the SI Ferry, with no idea that today was re-opening day of the new station. Damn! Oh well, I guess yesterday was my last time using the old loop station, but then I thought that once before. LOL Have to make another trip down there soon. :wink:
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:42 am

I went to the old loop the weekend before last - gap filler malfunction and went back to Rector Street...lol
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Head-end View » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:53 pm

Well Newsday continues to astound us with glaring inaccuracies. If you can believe this, today's edition on page-A33 has a big photo of a train in the newly re-opened station and a caption telling about the South Ferry Station on Staten Island. We kid you not. Newsday is that screwed up that the error was made and no editor caught it! These people call themselves journalists? :(
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby trainbrain » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:12 pm

South Ferry is used by many Staten Island residents, but it has always been in Manhattan. There aren't any subways on Staten Island.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Head-end View » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:33 pm

Exactly my point! And Newsday, though they are a Long Island oriented newspaper should have known that, the fools!

And strictly speaking, there may be no subways on Staten Island, but there is the SIR (Staten Island Railway) that is kind of like an above ground subway system, though it is technically an FRA railroad even if it uses rapid-transit style cars. (Similar to PATH) :wink:
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby jonnhrr » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:07 pm

Head-end View wrote:And strictly speaking, there may be no subways on Staten Island, but there is the SIR (Staten Island Railway) that is kind of like an above ground subway system, though it is technically an FRA railroad even if it uses rapid-transit style cars. (Similar to PATH) :wink:


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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby pumpers » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:31 am

Fan Railer wrote:Reopened terminal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukO5NN_HaeY

Last time I checked South Ferry was two words, with a space between them. What's going on with the signs on the station walls, like at 30 seconds into the video and other times, where they all say "SouthFerry". It might be trendy and cute now, something these Gen Xers or Millenials or whoever chose, but it sure will seem embarrassing in a few years or so , and these signs will be there for 100 years probably.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby trainbrain » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:03 am

I never really noticed that. Maybe it was to fit the words on the same panels.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby pumpers » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:12 pm

Now that I look at it again, "Ferry" could easily been shifted to the right on the same tile. At least they got the spelling right.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Head-end View » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:50 pm

Re: the station being there for a hundred years; don't say that too loud 'cause we thought that once before about this station. LOL :wink:
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby trainbrain » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:30 pm

I thought it was absolutely moronic to build a station in that location so deep. They should've have completely demolished the loop platforms and installed diamond crossovers to allow the 1 to terminate at Rector Street while they were building the new station. That way the new station could've been built much shallower and been less prone to flooding. I'm not entirely sure, but I think it's the deepest station in relation to sea level in the entire city.

Hopefully the renovations that were done made this station much less prone to flood damage. The tunnels crossing the East River are deeper below sea level, so they just needed to figure out how to waterproof a station at that depth.
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