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Re: Vanshnookenraggen: IND Second System Track Map

Posted by Elkeeper on Tue Jan 12 22:40:04 2021, in response to Re: Vanshnookenraggen: IND Second System Track Map, posted by New Flyer #857 on Tue Jan 12 19:14:43 2021.

I don't think it would have affected Brighton ridership, but we will probably never know. South of Kings Hwy the ground gets lower and the water table gets higher. Sort of like beyond the legendary 76th St station under Pitkin Ave. The Utica line was proposed before the IRT was having the Eastern Pkwy line extended. At least two other times, in the early 1930's and early 1950's, it was proposed as part of the IND, but the line, according to engineers had to be elevated, south of Kings Hwy. The locals demanded a full subway to Ave U, the City said no, so the plans were shelved. An IRT Nostrand extension would also have ran into the same elevation and high water table problems as the Utica Ave proposals.

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