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Old 04-27-2015, 04:14 PM
 
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Keep in mind that the last train going northward leaves at 6:30 so unless your husband has very regular hours the train won't work.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Keep in mind that the last train going northward leaves at 6:30 so unless your husband has very regular hours the train won't work.

THIS!
Metro rail here is nothing like the commuter trains in the NE
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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People often confuse the school districts with the cities. The school districts often cross city boundaries and one city may be served by several school districts. For example, Round Rock School District covers parts of Austin, parts of Cedar Park, and Round Rock. Leander ISD covers parts of Austin, parts of Cedar Park, Leander, and Jonestown. Eanes ISD covers Rolllingwood, West Lake Hills, part of Austin (mainly off 360), and unincorporated Travis County (mainly west from 360 along Bee Cave Road). Hope this helps...
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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So is it hard to bring a bicycle on board during afternoon rush hour or is there ample room? I accept there may be no hangers available and don't mind standing with bike.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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So is it hard to bring a bicycle on board during afternoon rush hour or is there ample room? I accept there may be no hangers available and don't mind standing with bike.
If you are boarding the 5:27 train out of downtown that is notoriously packed, then no, there will no be ample room. There probably won't be ample room on the train before that either. Blame only having two cars and narrow aisles.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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If you are boarding the 5:27 train out of downtown that is notoriously packed, then no, there will no be ample room. There probably won't be ample room on the train before that either. Blame only having two cars and narrow aisles.
Thanks. Was going to try 5:59 train out of Saltillo. <Crossed fingers>
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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Thanks. Was going to try 5:59 train out of Saltillo. <Crossed fingers>
sounds risky
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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sounds risky
Turned out ok. About 80% of seats taken and a few standing. I guess cyclists get priority for hanging bikes over those little fold out seats judging by the reaction I got.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:11 AM
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Here is my deal. I live in Round Rock. Had to go to Austin for a conference downtown. We drove the first day during rush hour. It was about a 75 minute drive.

Took the rail the next day. About 20 minute drive to the leander station. From there you wait for a train, then it was about 45 minute ride into downtown. Riding back to the Leander station at 5pm from downtown was standing room only in the train, I was ticked off that I didn't just drive my own car and sit in traffic.
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Here is my deal. I live in Round Rock. Had to go to Austin for a conference downtown. We drove the first day during rush hour. It was about a 75 minute drive.

Took the rail the next day. About 20 minute drive to the leander station. From there you wait for a train, then it was about 45 minute ride into downtown. Riding back to the Leander station at 5pm from downtown was standing room only in the train, I was ticked off that I didn't just drive my own car and sit in traffic.

Well you did us all a favor by being one less car on the road so kudos for that! Looking forward to their plans for increased frequency and added train cars.
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