NYTIP – extending the nyc subway, part 5a: queens boulevard de-interlining (phase 2), and utica avenue revisited

UPDATE (12.20.2020): Post substantially revised for clarity. This update includes a new de-interlining option for Queens Boulevard and a new extension option for Queens.

Welcome back to my NYTIP series! When I revised my first post on the Queens Boulevard de-interlining, I referred to it as “Phase 1”. This is because full de-interlining requires major capital investment – it’s not possible with existing rolling stock or infrastructure. I alluded to some of those investments in that post – namely, a new “K” line, and the Worth Street subway. As I delved into these options to determine whether they were worth pursuing, I noticed that they dovetailed nicely with other improvements. How, you ask?

[Read on to find out!]

NYTIP – extending the nyc subway, part 5c: southeast queens

UPDATE (12.27.2020): Post revised with modified extension recommendations and updated images.

Welcome back to my NYTIP series! The borough of Queens, despite its size, has little subway coverage in its eastern half. Previously, I discussed options for serving Northeast Queens by extending the Flushing line. In this post, I explore options for providing subway coverage in Southeast Queens.

[let’s go south!]