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Old 08-14-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Oh come on...I doubt ANYBODY does this commute.
First the distance is VERY far...100 miles.
Second...Cherry Hill is pretty much a whole different state.
It's a Philly suburb...that's right it is not EVEN considered part of the NY metro region...you can't NY stations there.

People DO do this commute everyday from Cherry Hill, Mt Laurel, Moorestown Area. The greyhound bus station in Mt Laurel has express buses to the Port Authority in Midtown every 10-15min during rush hour. It takes roughly 1hr 45min in normal conditions.

When I travel to NYC occasionally, there are a good number of commuters with monthly passes who do this everyday. I would personally never do it but it can be done.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:53 PM
 
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People DO do this commute everyday from Cherry Hill, Mt Laurel, Moorestown Area. The greyhound bus station in Mt Laurel has express buses to the Port Authority in Midtown every 10-15min during rush hour. It takes roughly 1hr 45min in normal conditions.

When I travel to NYC occasionally, there are a good number of commuters with monthly passes who do this everyday. I would personally never do it but it can be done.
I highly doubt this is done by other than a couple and I mean a couple of people.
It just makes no sense because not only is it too far, but this is a Philly suburb.
You are not talking about NEPA...the Philly market has oppurtunities..it's not like there is nothing there to do.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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I feel it's like if you already where settled in Cherry Hill and you had this job in the Bronx, and you did not want to move, that's one thing. But you would probably be spending 5 hours a day on the road or buses & subways and that get's real old after about one week.

If you're not settled there and have a choice, why torture yourself like that each day?
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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I highly doubt this is done by other than a couple and I mean a couple of people.
It just makes no sense because not only is it too far, but this is a Philly suburb.
You are not talking about NEPA...the Philly market has oppurtunities..it's not like there is nothing there to do.
I'm not saying its the smartest commute but more than a COUPLE of people do it each day. Why else would Greyhound have 10 buses going to NY Port Authority each morning between 5:30 and 7:30am. The demand is obviously there.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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I highly doubt this is done by other than a couple and I mean a couple of people.
It just makes no sense because not only is it too far, but this is a Philly suburb.
You are not talking about NEPA...the Philly market has oppurtunities..it's not like there is nothing there to do.
JerzBoy is right. There is a 5-day/wk monthly pass for commuters from Greyhound Mt.Laurel to Manhattan/New York City. Parking is free. People do it.

Also, it's theoretically possible to live in the luxury apts. across Cherry Hill Mall (Cherry Hill Towers) and catch the 6:50am Boltbus (arrives 8:30) which goes to NYC.

Although relying on Boltbus for commute wouldn't be a good idea (what if the bus doesn't show up?)

Lastly, some also take the RiverLine into Trenton Transit, or drive up to Hamilton for the NEC Line, but I think that's more of the Burlington County crowd.

No doubt Cherry Hill is a Philly town, but there are some workers that commute to Manhattan.
Just a random guess and something I wish I knew exactly: but I'd guess: maybe 40% of CH has some dealing with Philly, 25% elsewhere in PA, 30% work within Southern NJ or Mercer County, 5% other: New York City, Wilmington Delaware

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