STT757 wrote:N757ST wrote:STT757 wrote:
Stations in the Bronx yes, I have not seen any plans for stations in Astoria or Sunnyside.
Sorry Astoria is not in the plans yet but is being talked about, albeit with many hurdles. Sunni side is very much in the planing stage, and looks to be a rail hub. The plan is for it to have metro north and LIRR service, as well as connections to the M, R, and E trains. There is also talk of covering the Sunni side yards.
I've never seen any of those options discussed anywhere outside of maybe transit Twitter, does the RPA have a proposal? Astoria is really difficult if not impossible, look on Google Maps, it's nothing but homes abutting right up to the elevated line. No place to build a station, parking etc.. Sunnyside makes sense and could include NJ Transit, Amtrak, LIRR and Metro North. They just dumped a ton of money (Billions?) in reconfiguring all those sitches at Harold, not sure there's an appetite to visit that again.
I always thought it made tons of sense for a convention center at Sunnyside. Remember those plans to build huge casinos and convention space at Aqueduct Lol.. That was hands down Cuomo's worst idea. Looks much worse almost ten years later. If I recall correctly they were going to extend the JFK Airtrain into Aqueduct.
Hyatt Regency JFK Airport opens up at Aqueduct Casino next month…if you could believe that