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Old March 18th, 2012, 06:31 AM   #121
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Theres Regional Passenger rail thread in railroad section for that.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 06:39 AM   #122
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Theres Regional Passenger rail thread in railroad section for that.
My original point was that that one thread is for the entire US. Not each metro area's commuter rail systems.

I'd just like to see them broken out by metro instead of lumped together in one country thread, that's all.

But that's for the admins to decide...
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:47 AM   #123
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Is there a map, similar to the Subway map of all commuter rail operations in the New York City area?
Would a commuter who lives near Jamaica take a LIRR train into Manhattan etc, or are they more likely to take the Subway?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #124
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Is there a map, similar to the Subway map of all commuter rail operations in the New York City area?
Would a commuter who lives near Jamaica take a LIRR train into Manhattan etc, or are they more likely to take the Subway?
That would be a huge map, to be perfectly honest with you. You're basically talking about three systems that serve the area (LIRR, Metro-North, NJT). MTA, to my knowledge, only publishes separate maps of LIRR and Metro-North.

The best that I could find that had all three systems was this fan-made map (credit to maps.complutense.org).

As far as what service would commuters tend to take from Jamaica to Manhattan, I'll defer to those from the area.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #125
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Huge? far from it ... years ago, the convergent interchange named Jamaica, located
on the east edge of the city (Queens), had only eight platforms ("tracks", sorry) ...
furthermore, all the green, yellow, salmon pink lines illustrated are more metro than
heavy rail proper:


clickable...
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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #126
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That map's 2500 pixels wide. I call it huge.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 05:34 AM   #127
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:05 AM   #128
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Jew York City!

Please tell us about the pricing system
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Old August 6th, 2012, 11:29 PM   #129
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Old August 7th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #131
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Please tell us about the pricing system
Depends on how far you are going.

Commuter rails in NYC metro area charges higher fares than other parts of the country.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #132
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Yes, true, although NJT's the one that virtually signifies a whole different country, right
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Old August 7th, 2012, 11:56 PM   #133
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Depends on how far you are going.

Commuter rails in NYC metro area charges higher fares than other parts of the country.
Are all trains/routes sold as fixed-seat, scheduled services? I mean you don't just buy a ticket to ride in the system like the Subway, you buy a specific seat for a specific trajectory?
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Are all trains/routes sold as fixed-seat, scheduled services? I mean you don't just buy a ticket to ride in the system like the Subway, you buy a specific seat for a specific trajectory?
Nowhere in the US, neither on commuter rail nor on intercity rail, do you buy a specific seat like you would for the opera (I'm not talking about overnight sleeper services, which might be assigned to a specific bedroom).

For commuter rail in the NYC area, you buy a ticket that can be used on any train between two specified stations in either peak or off-peak (depending on the ticket) within a specified time (two weeks from the purchase of ticket for New York and Connecticut routes, although this will soon be longer).

You're not guaranteed a seat, and in rush hour or on weekends, many trains are standing-room only.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #135
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Are all trains/routes sold as fixed-seat, scheduled services? I mean you don't just buy a ticket to ride in the system like the Subway, you buy a specific seat for a specific trajectory?
first come first serve.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #136
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Then whereabouts in the world is seat reservation obligatory on true commuter rail networks, services (i.e., I don't mean, e.g., commuting twixt Philly & NYC)?
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Old August 15th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #138
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How safe are commuter trains in the NYC area?

I found the NYC Subway to be remarkably safe when I used it earlier this year.

I wanted to explore more of the area by train but sadly didn't have the time. Any scenic trips in the area? Need something to do on my next visit
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Old August 15th, 2012, 03:17 PM   #139
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Then whereabouts in the world is seat reservation obligatory on true commuter rail networks, services (i.e., I don't mean, e.g., commuting twixt Philly & NYC)?
London commuter routes have them. Not all, if I go into Victoria I can reserve, not into Waterloo though.

Edit: just realised you meant you have to reserve, these are optional. My bad.
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MelbourneCity: NYC and environs is altogether a scene! although, come to think of it, the Jersey side of things there could resemble anywhere around the continent (right? )
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