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Re: Jamaica EL/Archer Subway

Posted by Q4 on Thu Feb 22 09:32:56 2018, in response to Re: Jamaica EL/Archer Subway, posted by Elkeeper on Wed Feb 21 21:34:24 2018.

The perception that El Structures as being seen as blight by some and their opposition is why they stopped building them (even though more El structures were planned for the second system, even without the WAR effort, it would have been tough to build), why even if the Jamaica El had remained, it would have never been extended despite Wallyhouse's post and why the N train won't get extended from its current Queens terminal to LaGuardia.

As Randyo said they could have planned it better where the El was kept in operation until they were ready to put the Archer Ave service in operation the way they did with the A connection to Lefferts however I don't think they had that options and the politicos and the people pulling their strings wanted the El to go as soon as possible and didn't want to wait.

As for only building the "E" subway extension just to Sutphin/Archer and leaving up the Jamaica El with a E station at Queens Blvd - Jamaica Ave., leaving up the El structure was not what the politico's and their handlers in Queens wanted.

Add the fact that once completed (or nearly completed), the TA decided they didn't want to open the extension is whole other story in this saga.

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