Did any of you see the LMDC Final Report Task 7 - Lower Manhattan
Airport and Commuter Access Alternative Analysis. I got a mailed a copy
because I'm a member of the Brooklyn Borough President's Transit Advisory
I believe they need to incorporate within their proposals a
track connection between the Cordlandt Street Station of the Broadway Line and
the World Trade Center Station of the IND Church Street Line as well as
reactivation of the Rockaway Line between Atlantic Avenue and Rockaway
I have no problem with them exploring
Airport Service via along the Broadway Line which would come thru Jamaica on to
the Atlantic Branch LIRR then thru the Montague Street Tunnel. They
could probably extend this new AIRPORT service via the Broadway Line to
Broadway/57th Street Manhattan which would serve all of the hotels in
I would not like to see a commuter
service replace "M" service between DeKalb Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue as
part of that plan. I would instead extend the "E" train from the
World Trade Center Station on to the Broadway Line (via a new track
connection) then thru the Montague Street Tunnel on to the Atlantic Branch
to Jamaica so that the "E" train would replace LIRR trains serving Flatbush
Avenue, Nostrand Avenue/Atlantic Avenue, East New York, Woodhaven
Junction(Reopened) and Jamaica. (The "E" train now serving Parsons
Blvd./ Archer Avenue and Sutphin Archer via the Queens Blvd.
Line could be rerouted to 179th Street Jamaica. The "V" train would then
be extended to Parsons Archer Avenue replacing the "E". Passengers could
change to the "E" at Sutphin Blvd but on the LIRR platform. (Later on the "E"
train could be further extended to Rosedale or Green Acres via the LIRR
The Rockaway Cutoff between Rockaway Blvd and
Atlantic Avenue must also be included within this proposal so that certain "A"
trains could utilize the Atlantic Branch/ Montague Street Tunnel and the new
track connection I propose (Between the Broadway Line and the World Trade Center
stop) for faster service to Lower Manhattan and reconnection back on to the
Eight Avenue Line. Additionally this reactivated Rockaway track connection
could serve as a back up for the AIRTRAIN (Airport trains) in case a
tie up occurs at Jamaica.