[vcf-midatlantic] train service to VCF-East

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Wed Mar 30 14:25:36 EDT 2016

Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic writes: 

>No William! Not all the way to NYC! From Philly I have taken the train
>when I attended Drexel University in Philadelphia and took this route
>for years. You have to take three trains. The SEPTA - R6 from 30th
>street station to Trenton, then switch trains to the NJ Transit -
>Northeast Corridor line to Rahway. Then take the NJ Transit - North
>Jersey Coast Line to Belmar. The whole trip is about 3 to 3 and 1/2
>hours. Maybe more depending on schedule. The problem is that there isn't
>good east to west trains as seen by this map:

>From PHL, best bet is to hire a car.  Then take I-95 north and pick up I-195
east to Rt-18.  There NO TOLL on any of that route.  It's, essentially, how I
go to and from Philly and PHL, and Jackson.  Why spent countless hours riding
a train to nowhere and standing on sidings awaiting another?  Trains are fine
in the UK and .EU -- I have ridden them often when on the eastern side of the
Atlantic swamp -- but there's just no comparable equivalent when here in the
states.  I-95 to I-195 is about as direct as one can get and it'll keep folks
from getting lost on the roadways.  The added benefit, no forced donation to
Uncle Sam via tolls!

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