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Re: Lower Montauk Branch Passenger Rail Study (Final Report 2018) could cost over $2 Billion

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Wed Feb 14 14:08:20 2018, in response to Re: Lower Montauk Branch Passenger Rail Study (Final Report 2018) could cost over $2 Billion, posted by Joe V on Tue Feb 13 17:41:59 2018.

"Actually, the Triboro Q53 franchise arose from the ashes of the RBB.
They hitched up the Rocakway Peninsula with the Fulton St subway because that is what Robert Moses said to do."

I agree with you to a point. The Q-53 was an express bus, I believe one of the first franchised express bus routes in the city. After it left 63d Drive Its next stop was Playland B 98th St in Rockaway.
Passengers for Brooklyn Manor & Woodhaven on the RBB were SOL in terms for any help from the Q-53. Enter the Green Bus.

As for hooking up with the Fulton St Subway, IMO that was the next best thing if hooking up with the Queens Blvd Subway was out of the question. The Fulton St Subway was a full service 4 track line that could easily absorb Rockaway Trains.

Hooking up with the BMT Jamaica line just would not work. With just two tracks east of B'Way Jct. nowhere near enough capacity.

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