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Old Posted Feb 26, 2020, 1:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey View Post
I think the Grade into the Lower Level was more of an issue then the sharing. The current ESA is about level with the 63rd street tunnel , the lower level of GCT would most likely require a longer approach.
The grade was acceptable. MNRR didn't want LIRR in their tunnels or terminal. The stated reason for rejecting this alternative were "impact to MNRR operations". LIRR tried the same thing at Penn with their slots but got told no this time by the governor to facilitate MNRR Penn Access.

Anyhoo it's built now (mostly). The ESA does present some tantalizing options for future expansion but that doesn't seem likely until costs come down and the various transportation agencies cease their trench warfare.
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