Re: Proposed subway route to SE Queens (289266)

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Posted by Barry on Tue Dec 4 17:26:56 2001, in response to Proposed subway route to SE Queens,
posted by asbrockway on Tue Dec 4 17:09:12 2001.

In 1968 the MTA proposed a major expansion of the subway system. The plan was to build the new Archer Ave Line with two seperate routes. One from Queens Blvd(the current E Line) and one replacing the Jamaica BMT el (today's J/Z Lines). The Queens Blvd line was to take over the Atlantic branch of the LIRR (today's Loucst Manor,Laurelton and Rosedale Stations via the Far Rockaway,Long Beach and West Hempstead Branches currently operate there). I have been told that the tunnel was built from Parsons Blvd to South Rd and under South Rd to near the LIRR tracks. I believe there is a church just east of the tracks. Since I now live in South Florida someone needs to confirm this but I believe there is a vent near that church. This part of the LIRR was to be taken over for Subway Service.

Again I am not 100 % sure

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