Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Nothing but nets for Astoria's elevated train tracks

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Astoria Patch

  As the MTA moves to install protective netting under stretches of the elevated subway tracks that run through Queens, elected officials are calling for the transit authority to put nets under the entire N/W line in Astoria.


The MTA plans to install netting under the N/W tracks at the Queensboro Plaza and 39th Avenue stations, which City Council Member Costa Constantinides says leaves two miles of track in Astoria still exposed.

The MTA's plan excludes four N/W subway stations along 31st Street in Astoria: 36th Avenue, Broadway, 30th Avenue, Astoria Boulevard and Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard.

"The MTA can do right by Astoria residents by installing protective netting under the entirety of this line — not just a few stations," Constantinides, who represents Astoria, said in a statement. "Given the aging infrastructure of this line and the years of work still ahead to fix it, this is a no-brainer."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Theyll want to raise the subway fare to 3 dollars for this project all while mta workers are scrolling down their phones waiting for work to end. Then the net starts to become a huge pigeon nest.The homeless will start appearing over these nets too. Im moving to california for a better future. where the Italian mafia doesnt control the city.

Anonymous said...

"Where Italian mafia doesnt control the city" Racist Pig Statement !

Tom Joad said...

California? Lol let us know how that turns out?

Anonymous said...

SPEAKING OF FLUSHING MEADOWS , WHAT ABOUT THE BATHROOMS IN WILLETS POINT OVER BY THE TENNIS COURTS?? THEY ARE DARK. THERE IS HARDLY ANY TOILET PAPER AND SOMETIMES FULL OF VAGRANTS.THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS USE THEM DURING THE US OPEN.

Anonymous said...

There is plenty of asbestos covered pipe along those tracks,
which is why those station workers have the highest cancer rate.
Call Gainaris mentor at 1-800-meso-law, right, Shelly?
Oh, I forgot, he's in jail.