SlackControl wrote:Yesterday, 5/15 I was riding along the mainline and noticed that the old track bed of the spur just south west of the Meadowbrook Pkwy was recently plowed. Are there plans to lay track and make some sort of freight transfer there? I wonder what possibilities there are for Roosevelt Field to receive their goods for their various stores by train. This spur could easily bring cars almost right across Old Country Rd from the mall.
I really doubt this - the majority of goods sold in Roosevelt Field (and the various other retail outlets around the Old Country Rd/Glen Cove Road area) come from overseas, most likely in shipping containers to a warehouse distribution center, and are then shipped by truck to the various stores.
Maybe BRT could build even more warehouse space and have an intermodal rail distribution site, but it wouldn't be at Glen Cove Road.
Would it make sense to use the former spur as a MTA truck access road for the mainline?