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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by randyo on Fri May 4 14:36:02 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by ClearAspect on Fri May 4 08:55:08 2012.

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As originally intended, a city operated Rockaway Line would have gone onto Qns Blvd so that would be the logical place for such a service to go. Diverting the M to the Rockaways at that point would only deprive 1 station of service, 67 Av and the R could certainly handle that since by that point, most of the local riders would have detrained. As for whether or not 8 car trains would be sufficient for Rockaway service, remember that when the C ran to Rock Pk it utilized 8 car trains so that wouldn't be a problem. The only problem I could see is that the M would have to become a 24/7 service to Rockaway and I don't think that a second full time 6 Av service could be justified when Bway passengers would not be getting the benefit of 24/7 R service. Although it would be a bit unwieldy, the only logical service to go to Rockaway would be the R so that when the M stops running, either the E or the F can take over the Qns Blvd Lcl service to serve 67 Av.

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