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

Posted by J trainloco on Thu May 10 11:02:27 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by ClearAspect on Thu May 10 08:39:09 2012.

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You're still looking at a cost of perhaps 1 billion.

Maybe not. If provisions to connect the line to Queens Boulevard are already in place, then construction costs per mile to install new bed, rails, signals and structures will probably put you under 1 Billion.

The Rockaways Ridership isn't the highest,its stations are among some of the lowest in the system,the cost of the line has to be justified.

Fast service to Aqueduct, JFK airport, and new service to central queens with reduced construction costs should justify it.

If they build a line they need to incorporate a lot of techniques to make it as cheap as possible.

There's something to be said for having stations that look attractive. Leaving a concrete slab with painted metal railings and corrugated metal deck walls and roofs would work, but it looks unappealing, and the community will notice.

If you don't mind my asking, where did/do you take architecture classes?

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