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Old 03-23-2007, 09:11 PM
 
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Which Will You Take City Bus Or Train I Will Take Both If Train Is On Strike I Will Take The Bus
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:06 PM
 
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By train you mean the subway, right?

Buses in New York City are the slowest in America. I avoid them. Plus they're filled with old people and wheelchairs which makes the trip even slower!

I'm not a great fan of the subway (dirty, noisy, unpredictable), but compared to a bus- it's Heaven!

My favorite way of moving around New York, though, is walking.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:01 AM
 
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I second the idea of walking. I walk to work, I walk everywhere, unless it's SO far away that it's not practical. Then, if it's on the same side of town as where I am, it's the subway. To get crosstown: the BUS.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Unlike the two previous posters, I like both the subway for its speed, and the bus for its vistas. However, from 59th Street to 25th Street on the bus can take as long as 35-45 minutes in rush hour!

Manhattan--you are such a snob!
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC is great to walk around in during the spring! It is great, especially around Central Park.

I hate the Summers here, way too humid!

Winter is okay, and the Fall is really nice too.

Couldn't agree more about the buses. Most of them suck.

The Subway is hit and miss. Some lines run much better than others. Personally I like the lettered lines more because they have bigger wagons.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:52 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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The West Side IRT books! The express trains...must be the fastest way to get uptown, if you don't have a siren.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:25 PM
 
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I think walking is good but sometimes you just need to get somewhere fast. So subway is the best way I think. And yes, Buses are just rediculous. 5.00 for the slowest ride of your life. The subway is fast, but only when its running smoothly. Is it just me or do other people keep gettin stuck on the E train?
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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I take the bus if I have a LOT of time to kill, which is rarely. They're slow, but it's nice to be able to see the scenery.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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My only complaint about the subways is that they are completely FILTHY, especially the stations. I have seen subway stations in 3rd world countries that are much nicer than what is in NYC.

What is going on here? Where is all the money for repairs being spent? I took the N going into Brooklyn a couple of weeks back and every single station looked like it was some bombed out war zone that had not been painted or repaired for atleast a decade.

Just to prove my point here are some pictures of Subway stations from around the world. Notice anything about them? See how they don't look run down and disgusting

Singapore: http://www.astro.washington.edu/kristine/Singapore/SubwayStation.JPG (broken link)

Hong Kong: http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/h...s/HKtrain2.JPG

Tokyo: http://www.journeythroughjapan.org/uploads/photo_images/Tokyo.subway.platform_a.JPG (broken link)

Calcutta (yes the place where Mother Theresa helped poor people, even their subway stations are cleaner): http://www.greatmirror.com/images/medium/010415.jpg

London: http://files.myopera.com/lokutus_prime/albums/255/London's%20subway%20system.JPG (broken link)

Taipei: http://static.flickr.com/67/224926963_d58683ad99_o.jpg
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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It is not the stations that get me, it is sometimes the trains. The 2 and 3 trains can be down right NASTY at times. The 7 is always packed, but that is just a fact of life. E trains have a lot a bums in it every now-and-then. But all 8th Ave line trains are like that. Broadway lines can take FOREVER, especially late at night. Is it me, or does the N trains lights flicker on-and-off at times a little too much? But all in all, still the best subway system on the planet. If anyone would rather drive in the city and not take the subway is off their rocker!
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