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

Posted by Edwards! on Wed May 9 13:35:10 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by ClearAspect on Wed May 9 09:09:56 2012.


The BMT?
They couldn't save themselves from city take over! How were they suppose to buy a line from the LIRR..when they were in financial trouble for years?
Losing money hand over fist cause of the 5 cent fare..lack of the another midtown route..debt service to the city..and share holders!

They could barely get the 1st system built!
They 8th avenue line was finished by 1930 and couldn't open due to the fact the city didn't want to be the operator!They tried to pawn the system off on the BMT,But they wouldn't take on the extra debt or responsibility..They were in no position to run more trains..especially after before and after receivership [they were forced into it].

The IND managed to build the local track tunnels right up to the LIRR Rockaway branch..all they needed to do was built the portals for the connections,yet they never did. Why?
The city was receiving WPA LOANS for completing the IND SYSTEM at the time..the FIRST SYSTEM..originally layed out in the early 20's..
The Rego Park line was a second system route..part of a system that was unfunded and remained so until the 1950's when SOME of the routes were[I already mentioned those to you].

Also..have you taken into consideration that perhaps the Woodhaven lines traffic is so light because riders know something you don't?
Forced to find some other means of getting across town due to the lack of rail or adequate bus service..turned to car service or their own cars,which is why Woodhaven Blvd is ALWAYS choked with traffic?

Its worth the cost..every car a train pulls off the street is worth it.You offer the riding public a viable alternative,They will use it.


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