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Old 12-27-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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The more people that take the opprotunity to ride the rail now will help raise the projected numbers the city will need to expand to other areas and receive federal funding.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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The more people that take the opprotunity to ride the rail now will help raise the projected numbers the city will need to expand to other areas and receive federal funding.
I've already ridden (is that correct grammar? ridden?) the light rail twice. Each time it was great.

I'd encourage anyone to try it out. Its cheap, (counting the fact you don't use gas from your car) and comfortable.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:51 PM
 
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I'll second that. I was waiting uptown for my wife, who was on an appointment, and we needed dog food at home. I walked to the Blue Line station, took the rail down to Carolina Place and walked to Petco.

With the dog food, I went back to the station, got on the return train and was back in uptown with no driving on my part, and the total cost of $2.70--less than the gallon of gas or so it would cost.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:55 PM
 
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I'll second that. I was waiting uptown for my wife, who was on an appointment, and we needed dog food at home. I walked to the Blue Line station, took the rail down to Carolina Place and walked to Petco.

With the dog food, I went back to the station, got on the return train and was back in uptown with no driving on my part, and the total cost of $2.70--less than the gallon of gas or so it would cost.
Im curious as someone who will use it to go outbound what are some things to see and shop at once you get past the south end area?
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:01 PM
 
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I'll second that. I was waiting uptown for my wife, who was on an appointment, and we needed dog food at home. I walked to the Blue Line station, took the rail down to Carolina Place and walked to Petco.

With the dog food, I went back to the station, got on the return train and was back in uptown with no driving on my part, and the total cost of $2.70--less than the gallon of gas or so it would cost.

Train does not go near the Carolina Place Mall. PetSmart is near the mall, not Petco. You would have to cross South Blvd and 485 then through some swamp grass and climb over fence. That was some trip you took.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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Train does not go near the Carolina Place Mall. PetSmart is near the mall, not Petco. You would have to cross South Blvd and 485 then through some swamp grass and climb over fence. That was some trip you took.
Sorry to bust your bubble but Petco is at 521 and 485. He obviously didn't make it all the way down to Carolina Place, but in that direction to the last stop at 485.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Yes, the 485/South Blvd. station (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/CATS/LYNX/485+Station.htm - broken link) is a very short distance from Petco (http://www.petco.com/Content/Locator/Details.aspx?storeid=1798&city=&state=&zip=&Nav=2 - broken link).
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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Train does not go near the Carolina Place Mall. PetSmart is near the mall, not Petco. You would have to cross South Blvd and 485 then through some swamp grass and climb over fence. That was some trip you took.
Oh give a guy a break...

I meant Carolina Pavilion. It was a mistake on my part. There IS a Petco there, next to HH Gregg and facing South St.

Hope it didn't upset your evening too terribly.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:57 PM
 
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Im curious as someone who will use it to go outbound what are some things to see and shop at once you get past the south end area?
I didn't have the luxury of time to get off at the various stations and explore, but there is some interesting developments within a short walk/plain view of some of the stops along the way: Restaurants, shops, even condos.

Get a day pass for the day you wish to explore so you can get off and on at the various stations and walk around as the spirit moves you.

Oh, and I did have transit monitors check to make sure I had a ticket on the return ride, so don't forget to have your ticket handy.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:54 PM
 
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Oh give a guy a break...

I meant Carolina Pavilion. It was a mistake on my part. There IS a Petco there, next to HH Gregg and facing South St.

Hope it didn't upset your evening too terribly.
Didn't upset my evening at all.
Sorry, did not know that a new Petco had opened in that area. Never shop at that center.
Should not have jumped on you without knowing my facts.
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