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

Posted by Dyre Dan on Mon May 7 18:49:24 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by randyo on Sun May 6 16:27:56 2012.

>> Then the R as you have reconfigured it could no longer use that letter since R means 4 Av.

It should no longer use the letter R, but it certainly could, since the MTA has shown that it really doesn't care about the "original meanings" of the various letter designations. But the 4th Ave. local has always been a local in Manhattan as well. I doubt they'd want a 6th Ave. (Manhattan) express to be the 4th Ave. (Brooklyn) local. Plus the D has gone to Coney Island by one route or another, at least on weekends, ever since 1954 (except during the Manhattan Bridge reconstruction). While the pairing of north and south terminals is usually unimportant, this is one that was, at least initially, promoted quite publicly.

But the pairing of terminals for the M certainly is unimportant. So if the Rockaway Beach line is reactivated, let the M run in a spiral path from Metropolitan Ave. to Rockaway Park via Aqueduct, and leave the other trains alone.


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