njt/mnrrbuff wrote: ↑Sun May 10, 2020 11:31 pm
It would be great if there was a link bypassing Manhattan. I don't want to get too far off topic though but I know that there was talk about reactivating the old Bay Ridge Branch.
There is talk about the MTA reactivating the Bay Ridge Branch for passenger service, as well as Triboro RX's proposal. Maybe there can be a passenger terminal at the end of that line and it could be used for LIRR or even Metro North service (not likely for the latter) in order to get passengers deep into Brooklyn. There is also a proposal on another discussion on the LIRR thread about something known as Trans Regional Express (T-REX) which had a few through rail lines which went straight down Manhattan, and connected Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn to Hoboken without stopping at Penn or Grand Central. One of its many proposals is that ESA could be used as a throughway to connect Long Island with the Jersey loop line, essentially going straight through manhattan without stopping at Penn.
"Look down, step over, and watch the gap!" - Dr. John Clarke, The Gap Rap (2010)