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Old 08-10-2016, 12:36 PM
Location: Plandome, NY
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Originally Posted by gibson station View Post
Gross exaggeration. Also there is no shortage of direct service. And the only time i have to go anywhere other than directly across the platform is when making an unorthodox connection (usually to or from LIC). You PW line people act as if you always have to change in Jamaica to get to Penn. That is rarely true for Babylon, Huntington and Ronkonkoma, and only sometimes true for the other lines (it's more typical with Oyster Bay, West Hempstead, Far Rockaway, Long Beach and Hempstead). And if you work downtown, a one-seat ride to Atlantic Terminal is just as good as a one-seat ride to Penn.
I don't have the statistic how common but it does happen...there are lines that require a change, some don't. As mentioned, some almost always requires a change at Jamaica. For example, most Babylon trains goes to Penn....if you on that one odd schedule that goes to Atlantic Terminal...then a change is required.

Especially during peak times, I had experiences where there was only an express train...so I had to hop off to catch a local in Jamaica. I assume the local were coming from Brooklyn or Hunterspoint.
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