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Old 05-05-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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To offer an alternative to people who are a distance from the Queens Blvd subway lines and the 7. Do you think it's worthwhile? I'm not sure, given the price of an LIRR ticket.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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I remember reading an article about that (I believe it's where the tracks intersect Broadway). In any case, the primary users would be reverse-commuters, just like in Flushing. If you're going to Port Washington, it's a lot easier to take the LIRR than to take the local (7) to Flushing, and then take the N20/21 to the N23. Even if you're going out to say, Bayside, it's an easier trip via the LIRR than the subway to the bus.

Of course, riders to/from Manhattan benefit too (I mean, the two subway stations in the vicinity of the LIRR are both local stations), but that's not the main purpose. It's the same thing with adding more Metro-North stations in The Bronx. Nobody living in Hunt's Point is going to pay $7.50 to reach Manhattan, but they might be willing to pay $2.75 to get to Westchester, or another part of The Bronx like Co-Op City (especially since the monthly passes are fairly reasonable)
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