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Old 07-14-2009, 05:18 AM
 
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287 south in the am flows fine.
huge diff between 287 S and 287 N in the evening, north flows way better than the jam heading south. sometimes the flow is fine, other not so much.You get off on weston canal rd coming home and it is free flowing backroads to BB.

287 traffic buildup in the pm starts about 3:45 going south, up to an hour later going north. North in the pm is inconsistent as sometime you can fly sometimes you get jammed....but no where near what the south bound folks are in. Alternate routes home would be rt 28 W just before rt 22 entrance from 287. Bridge st turnoff from rt 22 and then thru Somervile and Raritan. Rt 22 W to N branch river rd.

202 north from Flemington to rt 22 is very heavy after 7am

NYC route from BB is 202/206 to 287 to 78E

BB to Raritan Center would not be a bad commute down 287....leave as early as possible or telecommute is available. You can take rt 514 from BB right to Raritan Center, which is on rt 514. This route is not for most but you will have consistent times to work.

bus stop/commuter lot to nyc right on 202 south in BB. lot of nyc commuters from BB, ridesharing is a possibility
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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287 south in the am flows fine.
huge diff between 287 S and 287 N in the evening, north flows way better than the jam heading south. sometimes the flow is fine, other not so much.You get off on weston canal rd coming home and it is free flowing backroads to BB.

287 traffic buildup in the pm starts about 3:45 going south, up to an hour later going north. North in the pm is inconsistent as sometime you can fly sometimes you get jammed....but no where near what the south bound folks are in. Alternate routes home would be rt 28 W just before rt 22 entrance from 287. Bridge st turnoff from rt 22 and then thru Somervile and Raritan. Rt 22 W to N branch river rd.

202 north from Flemington to rt 22 is very heavy after 7am

NYC route from BB is 202/206 to 287 to 78E

BB to Raritan Center would not be a bad commute down 287....leave as early as possible or telecommute is available. You can take rt 514 from BB right to Raritan Center, which is on rt 514. This route is not for most but you will have consistent times to work.

bus stop/commuter lot to nyc right on 202 south in BB. lot of nyc commuters from BB, ridesharing is a possibility
Very helpful and insightful, thank you. So there are commuters of NJT to downtown NYC from Branchburg, from reading previous posts I thought almost no one commute to New York from Branchburg and we were almost about to scratch branchburg out of list of towns we are looking and picked. If its not too much we have couple of more questions, Is there a bus service also, if you know anyone who commutes to downtown NYC is there a preference of what public transit they take? bus or train? and how long it takes.
You have also stated that there is an alternative route to raritan center thru 514 which is a plus, if getting out of branchburg to 287 before 8 am is hard. My husband usually gets at work around 815am -830am ,so he would have to leave before 730am.....thank you
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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[SIZE=3]Major Roadways and Transportation[/SIZE][SIZE=3]State Highways 202 and 22 run through Branchburg as well as County Route 28 in North Branch. With a stop at the Municipal Park-and-Ride facility on US Highway 202 North, bus service between Branchburg and New York City on the Trans-Bridge bus line is available on a daily basis. (Please note that parking permits are required to park in the Park & Ride Lot). New Jersey Transit, Raritan Valley Line has service from North Branch Station to Newark. In Newark, connections can be made to New York City. Newark International Airport is located approximately 35 miles northeast of Branchburg. Also within driving distance are Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport (ABE) in Pennsylvania and Kennedy International and La Guardia Airports in New York, as well as the Mercer Airport near Trenton and Princeton. [/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]Knew several folks that commuted to NYC. Most drove in, some took the train from Raritan or N Branch.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]BB to Raritan Center is about 23 miles, 287 to 514w is the most direct route. If I need to go there in the am, I go through dukes park, Manville to weston canal rd to 287 to avoid the rt 202n/22e mess which starts about 7:15ish. Get off at the 287 Metuchen exit where you can only make a right and actually cannot go to Metuchen unless you make a u-turn on a side st. It takes you to 514 in about a mile and places you about 1/2 a mile form the main entrance off 514. Takes about 35 minutes on average.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]Newark airport is about 45 minutes away. [/SIZE]
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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[SIZE=3]Major Roadways and Transportation[/SIZE][SIZE=3]State Highways 202 and 22 run through Branchburg as well as County Route 28 in North Branch. With a stop at the Municipal Park-and-Ride facility on US Highway 202 North, bus service between Branchburg and New York City on the Trans-Bridge bus line is available on a daily basis. (Please note that parking permits are required to park in the Park & Ride Lot). New Jersey Transit, Raritan Valley Line has service from North Branch Station to Newark. In Newark, connections can be made to New York City. Newark International Airport is located approximately 35 miles northeast of Branchburg. Also within driving distance are Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport (ABE) in Pennsylvania and Kennedy International and La Guardia Airports in New York, as well as the Mercer Airport near Trenton and Princeton. [/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]Knew several folks that commuted to NYC. Most drove in, some took the train from Raritan or N Branch.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]BB to Raritan Center is about 23 miles, 287 to 514w is the most direct route. If I need to go there in the am, I go through dukes park, Manville to weston canal rd to 287 to avoid the rt 202n/22e mess which starts about 7:15ish. Get off at the 287 Metuchen exit where you can only make a right and actually cannot go to Metuchen unless you make a u-turn on a side st. It takes you to 514 in about a mile and places you about 1/2 a mile form the main entrance off 514. Takes about 35 minutes on average.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]Newark airport is about 45 minutes away. [/SIZE]
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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Very helpful and insightful, thank you. So there are commuters of NJT to downtown NYC from Branchburg, from reading previous posts I thought almost no one commute to New York from Branchburg and we were almost about to scratch branchburg out of list of towns we are looking and picked.
commuting via train from branchburg to midtown is easily 110-120 min door to door. you will get a lot more for your money in branchburg but you will also end up losing a lot of time commuting. also, there are not too many trains that go all the way to north branch station. there are only 3 trains towards newark between 6:30 to 8 AM. in the evening its even worse because there is one about every hour. you could alternately drive to somerville or bridgewater stations but then your commute is sure to top 2 hours each way.

by the way, did you compare branchburg schools to that of westfield or princeton? it might make your decision easier if your combined the school rankings & commute together.

good luck!
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