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Old 07-04-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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Hello
Am likely moving to the West Windsor/Robbinsville area in Mercer County. I was speaking to a friend who used to commute from the area and when I told her that it was ~60 minutes on the express train to NYC from Hamilton she said it definitely used to be shorter. Anyone know if this is the case? She thought maybe it was due to work amtrak is currently doing on the NE Corridor Track. If it is true is there any hope at all that the ride could come down 5-7 minutes in the future? Or is this just very wishful thinking?

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Old 07-04-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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The express trains move slow for some reason, so they bypass most stops but go slow from what I've experienced on the NE corridor lately. I don't know if that's because they're pacing itself not to hit a local train stopped ahead or construction. If it's construction then that'll definitely get better, especially with the state and njtransit etc trying to interconnect the state with Nyc.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:43 PM
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Location: Florida
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NJtransit.com should help. Just plug in the addresses (starting point to destination). I've generally found the site to be pretty accurate, for the most part. I'm guessing they (NJ Transit) would put note of any possible delays, and perhaps what they may be caused from...someone else can chime in on that matter, though.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:20 AM
 
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Thanks. Yeah I have looked up the schedule and see the timing is about 60 minutes. Just curious if that will get any better once the amtrak construction is done.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Wishful thinking. Even if (and I doubt it) the posted time gets a little better once the AMTRAK construction is finished (although, is it ever finished? they finish one project and start another) you'll find you need to build in a 5 to 10 minute delay on every NJ Transit train schedule anyway (not to mention another 5 minutes just to get off the darn train and up the stairs in claustrophobia-inducing NY Penn Station) so ballparking 60 minutes for the train travel portion of the trip is pretty much what you should be thinking.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I agree with Lusitan, I'm a healthy guy and think those stairs suck.
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