Subway Extension to Secaucus (Flushing #7 or L Canarsie)

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Re: Subway Extension to Secaucus (Flushing #7 or L Canarsie)

Postby trainbrain » Tue May 09, 2017 12:38 pm

Instead of the 7 line being extended into NJ, it should be extended further into Queens. It could split at it's current terminus with one branch going up to College Point and the other going toward the Whitestone Bridge. That line has enough frequency to support a split and it still maintains the same frequency on the current portion of the line.
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Re: Subway Extension to Secaucus (Flushing #7 or L Canarsie)

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue May 09, 2017 2:26 pm

You have NIMBYs crying about an N extension to LGA - a 7 extension would go over just as well...
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Re: Subway Extension to Secaucus (Flushing #7 or L Canarsie)

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue May 09, 2017 2:30 pm

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Re: Subway Extension to Secaucus (Flushing #7 or L Canarsie)

Postby rr503 » Tue May 09, 2017 4:33 pm

trainbrain wrote:Instead of the 7 line being extended into NJ, it should be extended further into Queens. It could split at it's current terminus with one branch going up to College Point and the other going toward the Whitestone Bridge. That line has enough frequency to support a split and it still maintains the same frequency on the current portion of the line.

Problem with that is the 7 is packed as it is. Even with CBTC, I don't see the MTA getting more than ~35tph out of the line, and in current conditions, that's *barely* enough to handle the existing stations. To serve whitestone, a new line across maybe Northern Boulevard would have to be built. But that is a l o n g way off.
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Re: Subway Extension to Secaucus (Flushing #7 or L Canarsie)

Postby Greg Moore » Wed May 10, 2017 5:22 pm

Again goes to my whole belief that NYC could use a massive increase in its subway lines.

Something to perhaps run "semi-parallel" to the 7. Say split at Hunter's Point and curve up and to the north like the 7.
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Re: Subway Extension to Secaucus (Flushing #7 or L Canarsie)

Postby trainbrain » Thu May 11, 2017 7:30 pm

Keep in mind that many people from Eastern Queens do end up on the subway at some point. Just after a lengthy bus ride.
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