Elmont/Belmont Race Track Station

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Kelly&Kelly
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New Elmont Station

Post by Kelly&Kelly » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:25 pm

The MTA announced today that New York State will open a new station on the Hempstead Branch to serve the Belmont Park development. Belmont Park is about 3/4 mile from the proposed station and buses will operate between the station and the complex. The new Elmont station will actually be sited just east of the Cross Island Parkway in the community of Bellerose Terrace.

Elmont will be the first new station constructed since Southampton College was opened in the early 1970's. The last station to open in electrified territory was Massapequa Park in 1933.

ADL6009
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Re: New Elmont Station

Post by ADL6009 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:33 pm

They will need to add some switches in queens right? Coming west from bellrose I don’t think you would be able to platform a train on ML3 where the station is supposed to be.

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Re: Elmont/Belmont Race Track Station

Post by NIMBYkiller » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:15 am

This really is such a waste of time and money. They might as well just bus the people in from Queens Village since a bus connection is still going to be necessary anyway.

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Re: Elmont/Belmont Race Track Station

Post by Head-end View » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:09 pm

Lots of logistics involved here. I won't be surprised if this station never gets built. It's another one of Cuomo's pet projects right? Well he could be out of office before any of this gets finalized and comes to fruition. And in that case, the plan might get radically downsized/changed or fall by the wayside altogether. Stay tuned............

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Re: Elmont/Belmont Race Track Station

Post by nyandw » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:22 pm

Head-end View wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Lots of logistics involved here. I won't be surprised if this station never gets built. It's another one of Cuomo's pet projects right? Well he could be out of office before any of this gets finalized and comes to fruition. And in that case, the plan might get radically downsized/changed or fall by the wayside altogether. Stay tuned............
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