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Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by Union Tpke on Wed Feb 13 20:53:11 2019

LI Daily Press April 15, 1932 Page 1
LI Daily Press April 15, 1932 Page 2

LI Daily Press April 15, 1932 Page 1
LI Daily Press April 15, 1932 Page 2

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by N6 Limited on Thu Feb 14 01:11:31 2019, in response to Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Union Tpke on Wed Feb 13 20:53:11 2019.

Great find!

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by Union Tpke on Thu Feb 14 06:19:09 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by N6 Limited on Thu Feb 14 01:11:31 2019.

Thanks. I happened to be doing research on the 191st Street station and came across this.

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by MainR3664 on Thu Feb 14 14:48:19 2019, in response to Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Union Tpke on Wed Feb 13 20:53:11 2019.

Awesome!!! The IND was well-built indeed. Also interesting that while they were planning to open a station at 178th post haste, they couldn't actually get that done until 1950...

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by Q4 on Thu Feb 14 15:06:35 2019, in response to Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Union Tpke on Wed Feb 13 20:53:11 2019.

Thanks for posting this.

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by randyo on Thu Feb 14 17:22:19 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by MainR3664 on Thu Feb 14 14:48:19 2019.

I wonder what took them so long.

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by Mitch45 on Fri Feb 15 14:44:11 2019, in response to Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Union Tpke on Wed Feb 13 20:53:11 2019.

Its just too bad the line ended at 179th Street, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, instead of 188th Street, where it could have connected to several north and south trolley/bus lines. Especially considering the tunnel actually runs all the way to 184th Street.

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Feb 15 15:02:23 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Mitch45 on Fri Feb 15 14:44:11 2019.

Were there trolleys on 188th or were they always buses?

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by tunnelrat on Fri Feb 15 16:28:09 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Feb 15 15:02:23 2019.

no trolleys on hillside ave

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by tunnelrat on Fri Feb 15 16:28:28 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Feb 15 15:02:23 2019.

no trolleys on hillside ave

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Feb 15 17:07:22 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by tunnelrat on Fri Feb 15 16:28:09 2019.

Not my question but thanks for the otherwise informative answer.

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by K. Trout on Sat Feb 16 16:44:03 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Mitch45 on Fri Feb 15 14:44:11 2019.

My guess is that construction sections were only funded as far as the 179th street layup. I don't know how the sections were divided up*, but it stands to reason that the extra work required for the layup might have made 178th-184th a single section, and so for accounting or legal purposes that may have been the only section which could be funded, pending approval of further route extension.



*That said, I've seen the section/route terminology quite a bit in historical documents, and would love to know where I could research more about them.

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Sat Feb 16 16:53:20 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Mitch45 on Fri Feb 15 14:44:11 2019.

Its just too bad the line ended at 179th Street, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, instead of 188th Street

To be honest, Francis Lewis Blvd probably would have made for a better terminal site, especially since the current location of the Franhill Mall would have made for a decent bus loop site. Although, Francis Lewis Blvd currently has the weakest bus service for a major corridor in Queens...

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Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions

Posted by murray1575 on Sat Feb 16 20:18:19 2019, in response to Re: Temporary Platform to Be Built at 178th Street for Hillside Residents +Van Wyck Blvd Line Provisions, posted by Mitch45 on Fri Feb 15 14:44:11 2019.

At one time the line was supposed to be extended farther east on Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard and then possibly to Little Neck Parkway which was close to the city line. Of course none of those ever happened.

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