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Old 07-12-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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I propose the idea of adding more dinkies from inside small towns like plainsboro, monmouth junction, north brunswick(okay and big towns) to the already existing stations. This would reduce traffic, as well as not introduce new stops to the existing train.

Infact, it can use the existing track inbetween the existing trains.... although that seems impossible given the frquency of trains during peak times.

I didn't think this out too much.... it's just an idea that came to me.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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The Jersey Ave station seriously has a completely bizarre layout. I've never understood why it's not a normal station like the rest of the Northeast Corridor.

Another station between NB and Princeton Junction wouldn't be a bad idea - but there really needs to be a way to tie it into bus service to reduce traffic on Rt. 1.
Jersey Avenue might be removed or turned into a full East-West station on the NEC. It was the first Park and Ride station in North America and it was deemed a success...hench why you see Park & ride stations at most stations and it saved the Railroad from collapsing further....
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Jersey Ave. was built as a park and ride for commuters to Newark and NYC, not as a regional station.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Jersey Ave. was built as a park and ride for commuters to Newark and NYC, not as a regional station.
NOt asking to turn Jersey Ave into Metropark. Just asking for platform access on the eastbound side and weekend service, like every other stop on the NEC. I pay $361 a month for unlimited access between Jersey Ave and NYC, and $60 a month to park there, but I can only use the station before 930am on weekdays. How is that fair??
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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NOt asking to turn Jersey Ave into Metropark. Just asking for platform access on the eastbound side and weekend service, like every other stop on the NEC. I pay $361 a month for unlimited access between Jersey Ave and NYC, and $60 a month to park there, but I can only use the station before 930am on weekdays. How is that fair??
Weekend service will never happen , Amtrak wants a Eastbound platform built ,due to safety concerns... The Whole station might be moved to Monmouth JCT , it was built as an Experiment...not a full service station.
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