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LIRR Jamaica

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Thu Jul 11 03:04:38 2019

It's been a while since I took a train to Penn station....
What is the new platform being built next to track 8 at Jamaica? Just expansion?

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Re: LIRR Jamaica

Posted by MorningsideHeightsM100 on Thu Jul 11 03:27:18 2019, in response to LIRR Jamaica, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Thu Jul 11 03:04:38 2019.

For the eventual Atlantic Terminal scoot.

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Re: LIRR Jamaica

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Thu Jul 11 04:42:15 2019, in response to Re: LIRR Jamaica, posted by MorningsideHeightsM100 on Thu Jul 11 03:27:18 2019.

Ah yes. Forgot about that. Thanks. They built it to match the original platforms

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Re: LIRR Jamaica

Posted by Edwards! on Thu Jul 11 07:49:57 2019, in response to LIRR Jamaica, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Thu Jul 11 03:04:38 2019.

Terminal station for the Brooklyn train.

Which makes it perfectly suited for take over by the NYCT.

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Re: LIRR Jamaica

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jul 11 07:57:27 2019, in response to Re: LIRR Jamaica, posted by Edwards! on Thu Jul 11 07:49:57 2019.

Yup. New operating territory for the lowest paid in the MTA "family".

That's how you save money.

All that construction at the yard in Brooklyn was a waste because with a scoot, the extra rush hour service could easily lay up at Jamaica and abandon the yard.

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Re: LIRR Jamaica

Posted by sloth on Thu Jul 11 09:23:58 2019, in response to Re: LIRR Jamaica, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jul 11 07:57:27 2019.

Should there be a subway takeover... you think they're getting yard space in Jamaica? Here, take Johnson Avenue?

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Re: LIRR Jamaica

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jul 11 10:29:16 2019, in response to Re: LIRR Jamaica, posted by sloth on Thu Jul 11 09:23:58 2019.

It's not happening anyway as the decision tat LIRR will still go to Atlantic terminal as a scoot. The fact remains that all that track work at Atlantic terminal will be moot since they can have trains stored and crews report to Jamaica.

But if the plans were for NYCT to take over there would have to be some kind of extension to the E or J line for yard access to JYD or ENYD. One of those lead tracks could be used for non rush hour storage.

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Re: LIRR Jamaica

Posted by Pragmatist on Thu Jul 11 10:51:47 2019, in response to Re: LIRR Jamaica, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jul 11 10:29:16 2019.

You would likely have a potential FRA issue unless you did something to segregate the tracks, LIRR is a freight hauler (via NY&A)

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