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Re: Left Behind by the Nationís Largest Subway System

Posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 28 16:17:22 2017, in response to Left Behind by the Nationís Largest Subway System, posted by Michael549 on Thu Dec 28 00:18:03 2017.

Staten Island is problematic because a huge amount of infrastructure is missing ... a way to connect to the other boroughs via New York Harbor or the Narrows.

Other issues: Insufficient capacity in Brooklyn and Manhattan to handle any significant traffic from a Staten Island with a way bigger population than the last time a connection was considered.

It's easy to draw a line on a map to the Fourth Avenue or the Culver and another entirely to fund it and build it ... not to mention the travel time over already congested lines.

The underlying question is: What arrangement can we build that would be actually superior to taking the SIRT to St. George to the ferry and being delivered to South Ferry with its walking connection to both the east and west side IRT and Broadway BMT, not to mention the bus services.

If I had to, I would put my money on an extension of HBLR to PATH or other services from Hoboken as most cost-effective.

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