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Re: My Route Suggestion of the Old Abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch

Posted by SMAZ on Sun Jul 23 03:01:33 2006, in response to Re: My Route Suggestion of the Old Abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch, posted by Dand124 on Sat Jul 22 23:45:03 2006.


I'm not sure an open cut would be feasible on the old Rock since it has numerous trestles over existing roads and other rail lines (like the Lower Montauk). The part in Ozone Park has a Queens Blvd-like viaduct. Burying it would be so expensive that it would not be worth doing, considering its minor importance within the bigger NYC transit picture. If they ever re-activate it, it needs to be done with its current form (but with modern soundproofing upgrades and possibly an adjacent trail), otherwise just do the planned park/trail/bikepath thing.

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