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Old 01-10-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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The Ronkonkoma Branch takes you into the city much faster than the Babylon branch.

Just thought i'd add that in.
doesn't it sort of depend on where you're leaving from?
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Yeah, that's true. I know from the Suffolk Stations, it is always quicker.

Thats because there are sooo many stops on the Babylon Branch before Suffolk is reached (unless there is an express train of some sort). You have like 7 stops in Southeastern Nassau alone (which are all like a few blocks away from each other) that significantly extends the commute time.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Yeah, that's true. I know from the Suffolk Stations, it is always quicker.

Thats because there are sooo many stops on the Babylon Branch before Suffolk is reached (unless there is an express train of some sort). You have like 7 stops in Southeastern Nassau alone (which are all like a few blocks away from each other) that significantly extends the commute time.
luckily for commuters this is rarely a concern as there are many different express trains that bypass the nassau stations.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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I thought the Ronk branch was technically the portion of the main line with only Ronko + East of Ronkonkoma, and the Babylon Branch is from Babylon to Jamaica, no? Either way, it's about the same speed (or slower) until you get to Hicksville on the main line.

From Ronkonkoma To Penn Station Next >>
Depart Arrive Transfer Leaves Trip Duration
7:40 AM 9:05 AM Jamaica 8:43 AM 1 hrs. 25 mins Peak
7:57 AM 9:17 AM 1 hrs. 20 mins Peak
8:31 AM 9:56 AM 1 hrs. 25 mins Peak
9:11 AM 10:32 AM 1 hrs. 21 mins Off Peak
10:11 AM 11:32 AM 1 hrs. 21 mins


Departing Schedules

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


From Babylon To Penn Station Next >>
Depart Arrive Transfer Leaves Trip Duration
8:10 AM 9:11 AM Jamaica 8:52 AM 1 hrs. 1 mins Peak
8:16 AM 9:31 AM 1 hrs. 15 mins Peak
8:35 AM 9:37 AM 1 hrs. 2 mins Peak
8:37 AM 9:50 AM 1 hrs. 13 mins Peak
9:06 AM 10:19 AM 1 hrs. 13 mins Off Peak
But Ronkonkoma is also at least 20 miles east of Babylon.....
If you are looking for speed to get to NYC... you need from Ronkonkoma:

6:24AM arrives Penn Station at 7:30 1 hr, 6 mins. Makes only 1 stop in Hicksville

Return fastest trip from Penn:

5:41PM arrives Ronkonkoma at 6:49PM, 1 hr, 8 mins. Makes only 2 stops, Hicksville and Central Islip
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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But Ronkonkoma is also at least 20 miles east of Babylon.....
If you are looking for speed to get to NYC... you need from Ronkonkoma:

6:24AM arrives Penn Station at 7:30 1 hr, 6 mins. Makes only 1 stop in Hicksville

Return fastest trip from Penn:

5:41PM arrives Ronkonkoma at 6:49PM, 1 hr, 8 mins. Makes only 2 stops, Hicksville and Central Islip
I don't think miles from Penn matter all that much. Trains on the Babylon branch can get into the city faster than the West Hempstead Branch--and W. Hempstead is a lot closer to the city.

Also, Babylon has express service that's faster than the Ronk branch>
6:09 AM 7:02 AM 53 mins Peak
6:12 AM 7:14 AM 1 hrs. 2 mins Peak

5:13 PM 6:20 PM Jamaica 5:56 PM 1 hrs. 7 mins Off Peak
6:06 PM 7:04 PM 58 mins Off Peak

Even if you compare like-distances, Deer Park vs Babylon is about the same... Massapequa vs. Farmingdale is about the same.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:02 AM
 
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Any body have any input on South Bellmore? I found a great house there. Is it really as snobby as people say or could that just be someones personal encounters...I can't imagine the whole area is snobby. Is it a decent mix of catholics and jewish religions???
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