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Old 04-29-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Which ones would you say are the best & which are the worst...in terms of train schedule frequency, reliability, pleasantness of other riders, cleanliness, etc?

I usually take the Huntington line but the other night, I had to take a different line (I feel bad saying which one) and was a bit shocked at how different it was. Much dirtier, tons of screaming kids, everyone talking loudly on their cell phones, even some people screaming at each other! It was so different than the Huntington line, which is very clean & quiet.

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Old 04-29-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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The port washington train line is the best on long island. My husband takes it everyday and always finds a seat and when all the other lines have problems it seems to keep running. I believe it is one of the reasons there are such pricey homes in the areas it serves. I heard the worst train line is the one that runs through roslyn and glen head--i forgot the name of the line---.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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Port washington is definitely most frequent and fastest. It doesn't go through Jamaica which helps (but sucks if you want Brooklyn).
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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Yes, for Penn , Port Washington is the only one that does not go through Jamaica. It really is fast, also. However, Babylon has many express trains that go straight to Amityville c/o stopping . Some early a.m. trains go right from there to Penn and it only takes 55 minutes . Ronkonkoma has a sort of unsavory rep c/ fights and loudness seeming to be the norm.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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Default Ronkonkoma Line

So if you lived in Bethpage or Farmingdale would it be better/worthwhile to drive to the Hicksville Station?

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Yes, for Penn , Port Washington is the only one that does not go through Jamaica. It really is fast, also. However, Babylon has many express trains that go straight to Amityville c/o stopping . Some early a.m. trains go right from there to Penn and it only takes 55 minutes . Ronkonkoma has a sort of unsavory rep c/ fights and loudness seeming to be the norm.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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Ronkonkoma has a sort of unsavory rep c/ fights and loudness seeming to be the norm.
LOL...that's the line I was referring to in my original post!!
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:39 AM
 
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Huh. I've taken the train from Farmingdale a few times when I'm at my parents' as it's closer than Huntington and didn't have a problem.

The old "drunk train" going out to Huntington used to be pretty noisy. Not sure I could do those 1:30 trains any more!

Babylon line has a lot of expresses and skip-stops because there are so many stations, and if you get those it can be quite fast. Ditto the expresses out to Huntington.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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There is this one great train line ( using the double-deckers) that criss-crosses the Island going through Hicksville to get to Babylon without stopping. It gets you home from Penn to Babylon in 53 minutes !!!!
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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wow - they're using that section of track again? I thought it was closed. Neat.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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Can't say which line is best but.....I miss the old train cars--Much more comfortable.
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