The New Coney Island - Brooklyn's Times Square by the Sea

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

F Train Express

Domenic has been calling for this for years! Now Bloomberg is pushing it too. This could be huge for Coney!

Brooklyn Paper excerpts -

Mayor Bloomberg called for the creation of express subway service on the F line, one of the most crowded routes in Brooklyn, as part of a larger campaign announcement calling for a multitude of mass transit improvements around the city.

“Now is the time to act,” the third-term-seeking mayor said in a statement.

Closer to Downtown, you’re talking about a couple of minutes. As you get farther out towards Coney Island you’re talking about potentially saving 20 minutes — that’s huge. But it’s also about the possible alleviation of crowding everywhere,” said Gary Reilly, a Democratic candidate for City Council in Carroll Gardens, who has advocated for years on behalf of the F line. “We need this and we deserve it. It’s a low–hanging piece of fruit.”

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