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Old 08-03-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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I'd love to have a Subway extensions on all four major east-west streets in Queens. The Seven train on Northern Blvd, The R on Union Turnpike, The F on Hillside, The E or J on Jamaica Avenue.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:28 AM
 
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Unfortunately, the major subway proposal for Queens will never happen. There was a plan to build a new express line following the Long Island Expressway's right of way across about three quarters of the borough. Construction actually did get started, but when a final price tag of $800 million (heaven only knows how they came up with that!) was released, MTA immediately cut back on the project.

The portion of the new proposed express that was built is now known as the 63 Street subway in Manhattan. It only got as far as 21 Street in Queens, and then it was connected to the existing Queens Boulevard line--that's the present route served by the F train.

There is also an old plan to build some sort of line from The Bronx to Flushing. The Throgs Neck Bridge was designed to allow a transit line, but Robert Moses, that notorious enemy of public transportation--made sure it never happened.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Default yea man

thanks for da post i learned alot
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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It's FrancIs Lewis Boulevard.

I had no problems in Northern Queens Village.

I had a choice of five city buses.

One Private NYC bus.

2 Nassau Buses

1 Express bus to Manhattan.

the Long Island Railroad



Drivers have:

the Grand Central Parkway

the Clearview Expressway

the Long Island Expressway

all so close by.


I love Northern Queens Village for that.


Travel to Brooklyn by public transportation can be crazy depending on where one is going.
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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the train would make traveling much faster
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:54 PM
 
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Did I forget the other subway proposal involving Queens? The J line was supposed to be extended past Jamaica, picking up the old Long Island Railroad tracks to Rosedale. (That's why the new Archer Avenue subway was built, in the first place!) I believe this proposal is still floating around someplace, but at present there's no way to know if it will ever actually be built.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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yea it would be a great idea the Q76 AND Q77 is to slow train would be much faster and northern eastern part of queens needs a train
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Default yea it would be a great idea the Q76 AND Q77 is to slow train would be much faster and northern eastern part of queens n

yea it would be a great idea the Q76 AND Q77 is to slow train would be much faster and northern eastern part of queens needs a train
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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This train would be empty and a complete waste of tax money. If you need to get there faster call four twos.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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This train would be empty and a complete waste of tax money. If you need to get there faster call four twos.
Just like all the other lines that "nobody uses," I assume. Were you aware that subway & bus ridership hit an all-time high this year with 4.9 million PER DAY? There is no such thing as an empty subway line in New York. And if you start running trains through neighborhoods that haven't had subway service before, those trains will be just as crowded as all the others.
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