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Re: (7) line extension stations will feature platform-to-ceiling doors

Posted by Rail Blue on Sat Sep 8 21:30:49 2007, in response to Re: (7) line extension stations will feature platform-to-ceiling doors, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Sep 8 18:37:16 2007.

If they're building this limited-use extension and were able to find the money for these inane platform doors, they can find the money for escalators/elevators and additional stops east of GCT (which will be necessary especially in the event of the SAS coming "online").

I doubt it. The line has to get under the East River, so it probably doesn't have any level enough spots for retrofitting a station on that section.

Further, there's the matter of service further east on the 7 train. Flexibility is the word here. If people are getting the E train, they'll also use the 7.

As Manhattan goes, the (E) train is shallower and has half a mile further before it reaches the East River. This mitigates the time taken to get to platform level and back up again.

As for Queens, the stations in question are really Vernon-Jackson and 33rd through 69th. I don't expect them to be big destinations for people arriving at the PABT.

BRT is anathema to this forum (and I'm citing train/bus instead of bus/bus).

Bus lanes and signal priority may well be a good thing for the M42 and M104. BRT is just a convenient term.

As for the much-touted 42nd Street LRT, which I wouldn't mind, I'll believe it when I see it.

The problem there is that the M104 would probably need tramstitution as well as the M42. This increases the mileage considerably.


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