Other than the fact that it's an additional connection, what's wrong with just transferring to the L at 14th Street?bleet wrote:I'd like to propose a slightly shorter extension of less than 1,000 feet from 9th street to Union Square. With that people would be able to transfer to the IRT and east side stops.
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Yes it's an extra connection and not one where the stations are even linked so you have to leave the PATH station at 14th street... walk to the L train station and then transfer again at Union Square. 1000 feet of tunnel gets you a direct connection to east side subways or the fantasy of running PATH up the east side.
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PATH option between atlantic terminal via union square could take pressure off NYP, and with 10 car trains and with the new signal system- that is a lot of capacity potential. If 10 cars are an issue with existing manhattan stations, simply bypass them, the next train will be by in 2 minutes.
Next stop the square, journal square station next!