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Old Posted Sep 6, 2015, 3:27 PM
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are you aware that if the governor has his way we will be getting just exactly what you propose, except with metro-north in the east bronx?:
http://web.mta.info/mta/planning/psas/
Yeah, it's a first step using existing infrastructure.

Bringing Metro-North down the West Side is really the biggest benefit, but I don't see many riders traveling through Penn Station on a crosstown trip...
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2015, 11:05 PM
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Massive New Hudson Yards Station Update by me... it was great! (except the floors on the platform level I thought looked rather cheap)

Hudson Yards feels like a real neighborhood now!







































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Stains already? This won't age well.....
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2015, 2:28 AM
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I hate to nitpick, but I'm going to. The tile specifically is kind of a let down in this station. The tile seems too small if that makes sense. The floor tile, while materially nice, is underscaled, it should have been larger pieces like 24"+ squares. And the wall tile could be less busy as well. Overall it seems like everything could be "cleaner" and more "broad stroked" in execution. Like many MTA designs it seems "OK" neither terribly dissapointing or impressive. And for the record, I think the potato chip entrance canopy neither matches the future scale or grandeur of its location. That entrance should have said "Wow!" instead it says "Oh look there's the subway." Actually the entire station sort of just says "Here's the subway" not "Welcome to the future premier business center in Manhattan." It should have been more similar to Canary Wharf station on the Underground.

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How long before the discarded bubblegum, spilled soda, urine smell and scratchitti show up?
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2015, 4:25 AM
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A radical idea for MTA to secure funding is to transfer the development rights of Hudson Yards to MTA.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2015, 7:43 PM
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A radical idea for MTA to secure funding is to transfer the development rights of Hudson Yards to MTA.
Radical? It's common sense. The city just needs to stand up to the NIMBYs.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 12:48 AM
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well that's a hell of a lot nicer than the rest of the MTA stations.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 2:43 AM
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How long before the discarded bubblegum, spilled soda, urine smell and scratchitti show up?
2 weeks....
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 5:24 AM
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Are the new office towers going to have an entrance to the subway, or will one have to walk outside?
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 7:59 AM
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Escalators are already broken...
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 4:51 PM
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 6:41 PM
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^ ha! but its well known that dc is the test city for everything mta does.

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Are the new office towers going to have an entrance to the subway, or will one have to walk outside?
one will have to gad aboot out of doors.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 7:56 PM
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Escalators are already broken...


I remember seeing a news report on some escalators that where broken for six years on 53rd and Lex. That was a fun walk up those steps that day. The question is, how long will these remain broken?

I find it comical though. Six years...

Although Newark Penn's escalators are always FUBAR, and when they are working, they have the nerve to clean them during rush hour.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 8:02 PM
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I remember seeing a news report on some escalators that where broken for six years on 53rd and Lex. That was a fun walk up those steps that day. The question is, how long will these remain broken?

I find it comical though. Six years...

Although Newark Penn's escalators are always FUBAR, and when they are working, they have the nerve to clean them during rush hour.
I rarely see the ones at Newark Penn broken and their on almost 24/7..
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 9:29 PM
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When east side access opens, there will be a possibility of making a one seat ride to jfk.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2015, 11:44 PM
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When east side access opens, there will be a possibility of making a one seat ride to jfk.
No, never going to happen. They were thinking about years ago but was cancelled because of escalating costs.

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When east side access opens, there will be a possibility of making a one seat ride to jfk.
Wouldn't one still need to get on the airtrain which would make it not a one seat ride?
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2015, 12:11 AM
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Wouldn't one still need to get on the airtrain which would make it not a one seat ride?
AirTrain was built with the same voltage and third rail location as the LIRR however there is no connection to the guideway…which itself was built with LRT vehicle clearances and weight in mind not LIRR's. It may be technically possible to build rolling stock that is compatable with both however it would be expensive and I think the FRA would want to have a few words.
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