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Re: LIRR East Side Access / Roosevelt Island F Station

Posted by Roosevelt island 360 on Mon Oct 22 16:19:06 2007, in response to Re: LIRR East Side Access / Roosevelt Island F Station, posted by WillD on Mon Oct 22 15:41:17 2007.

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I understand and admit that any LIRR train would be crowded as are the F Trains but then at least individuals boarding at those two stops would have two options and those riders could be potentially absorbed by both systems.

Currently there are 12,000 residents on Roosevelt Islander. Five new buildings slated for or under construction will add another 3500 individuals at a minimum. Future development could add another 5000. One subway and one tram will never be able to absorb these numbers.

The option of LIRR access seems the most economical as the tunneling down at that width already exists as opposed to attempting new stations where the two other subway lines cross under Roosevelt Island.

The idea of direct access to the 59th Street Bridge via a staircase was dismissed by the DOT due to various excuses including security issues and landmarks status of the bridge.

http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/04/20/roosevelt-island-residents-want-pedestrian-access-to-qbb/

Again thanks to everyone that responded. I am honestly trying to understand as much as possible.


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