"What if" 9th st branch extended to Atlantic terminal?

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Re: "What if" 9th st branch extended to Atlantic terminal?

Post by JasW » Mon May 20, 2013 9:39 am

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.
Other than the fact that it's an additional connection, what's wrong with just transferring to the L at 14th Street?

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Re: "What if" 9th st branch extended to Atlantic terminal?

Post by bleet » Tue May 28, 2013 8:38 am

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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Re: "What if" 9th st branch extended to Atlantic terminal?

Post by 25Hz » Wed May 29, 2013 8:27 pm

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!

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