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ardecila Sep 6, 2015 3:27 PM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 7149539)
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...

streetscaper Sep 13, 2015 11:05 PM

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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Cynicism Sep 14, 2015 1:52 AM

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Busy Bee Sep 14, 2015 2:28 AM

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.

Negative critical screed over.

antinimby Sep 14, 2015 3:00 AM

How long before the discarded bubblegum, spilled soda, urine smell and scratchitti show up?

mrsmartman Sep 14, 2015 4:25 AM

A radical idea for MTA to secure funding is to transfer the development rights of Hudson Yards to MTA.

C. Sep 14, 2015 7:43 PM

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Originally Posted by mrsmartman (Post 7162687)
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.

chris08876 Sep 14, 2015 9:28 PM

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dc_denizen Sep 15, 2015 12:48 AM

well that's a hell of a lot nicer than the rest of the MTA stations.

Nexis4Jersey Sep 15, 2015 2:43 AM

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Originally Posted by antinimby (Post 7162589)
How long before the discarded bubblegum, spilled soda, urine smell and scratchitti show up?

2 weeks....

NorthernDancer Sep 15, 2015 5:24 AM

Are the new office towers going to have an entrance to the subway, or will one have to walk outside?

Nexis4Jersey Sep 15, 2015 7:59 AM

Escalators are already broken...

Cirrus Sep 15, 2015 4:51 PM

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mrnyc Sep 15, 2015 6:41 PM

^ ha! but its well known that dc is the test city for everything mta does.

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Originally Posted by NorthernDancer (Post 7164030)
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.

chris08876 Sep 15, 2015 7:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey (Post 7164083)
Escalators are already broken...

:haha:

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? :D

I find it comical though. Six years... :haha:

Although Newark Penn's escalators are always FUBAR, and when they are working, they have the nerve to clean them during rush hour.

Nexis4Jersey Sep 15, 2015 8:02 PM

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Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 7164773)
:haha:

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? :D

I find it comical though. Six years... :haha:

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..

aquablue Sep 15, 2015 9:29 PM

When east side access opens, there will be a possibility of making a one seat ride to jfk.

Cynicism Sep 15, 2015 11:44 PM

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cityscapes Sep 15, 2015 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by aquablue (Post 7164900)
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?

k1052 Sep 16, 2015 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by cityscapes (Post 7165059)
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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