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Re: The Connection Between WTC and Cortlandt St

Posted by J trainloco on Wed Mar 21 17:48:19 2012, in response to Re: The Connection Between WTC and Cortlandt St, posted by Avid Reader on Wed Mar 21 09:25:54 2012.

None [of the routes mentioned by J trainloco] would be as benificial as the connection from the B'way BMT to the CPW IND.

How did you reach that conclusion? Each of the projects I listed provides service to areas that don't presently have it, or in areas that do have it, adds a new corridor that opens up new travel options. On the other hand, the CPW/Broadway BMT connector would not offer people options beyond what already exist. Broadway is one block away from 6th avenue at 49th st and 42nd st, and they share a station at 34th. If you need a point beyond 34th, and absolutely must have Broadway, you transfer. Furthermore, how would you even operate such a service? As pointed out by others, both lines have a significant amount of service already. Finally, a simple cost-benefit study would show that the extremely high cost of building two flying junctions onto two continuously operated lines in an area with significant existing utilities and extremely dense property development for the benefit of eliminating a single transfer or a one block walk is just not worth it.

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