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Old 11-07-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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Does anyone know what subway I can take from grand central to get to 149th and grand concourse and I wanted to know if there is a train going to grand central from 149th and grand concourse after 9pm? I really don't want to be lost in this part of the city at night so please help!
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:55 AM
 
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4 Train

If you want to stay sane in this city, you need to learn how to read a subway map.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:21 AM
 
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hopstop.com? Why does no one know about this...
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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hopstop.com? Why does no one know about this...
People are becoming too dependent on the internet. You go to a station booth, pick up a copy of the subway map (they're free!) and trace the colored lines with your finger to see where the trains go. Period.

And to the OP: the #4 train runs 24 hours a day, so you'll never have a problem with that. By the way, you actually have a choice (= less waiting time) because the #5 also runs between Grand Central and 149/Concourse.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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You can also go to the travel planner on the MTA website: MTA NYC Transit - Trip Planner .
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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People are becoming too dependent on the internet.
The internet isn't the problem, people are too dependent on message boards, is the problem. 100 people asking the same question when they can just do a search... (not this question in particular, but google maps works too!)
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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They also sell small pocket subway maps at many stores (and you get them free in your Yellow Book each year), not to mention the HUGE subway maps in every subway station.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:24 AM
 
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You guys are way to harsh on this person.

They asked a simple question. Maybe learning the subway doen't come easy to them
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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You guys are way to harsh on this person.

They asked a simple question. Maybe learning the subway doen't come easy to them
I don't think anyone was being particularly harsh. I do think that people are getting particularly lazy, though. If you were new to New York, and the subways were intimidating (trust me; as a former conductor I know exactly what goes on there!), why wouldn't you go to the local transit authority first, rather than a site like C-D, where, let's face it--most of what you get is opinion. If I'm in a city for the first time and I have to figure out how to get around, the last thing I want is someone else's take on the system. I want hard information.

Subway maps are not difficult to figure out. All you have to do is be able to trace a colored line. Looking at the key doesn't hurt either, since it tells you how express and local stops are depicted. That way, you don't get on the wrong train.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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I don't think anyone was being particularly harsh. I do think that people are getting particularly lazy, though. If you were new to New York, and the subways were intimidating (trust me; as a former conductor I know exactly what goes on there!), why wouldn't you go to the local transit authority first, rather than a site like C-D, where, let's face it--most of what you get is opinion. If I'm in a city for the first time and I have to figure out how to get around, the last thing I want is someone else's take on the system. I want hard information.

Subway maps are not difficult to figure out. All you have to do is be able to trace a colored line. Looking at the key doesn't hurt either, since it tells you how express and local stops are depicted. That way, you don't get on the wrong train.
I agree with what you are saying.

But, people from smaller areas or places like LA where transit is lacking...... these people are unfamiliar with transit.

I know this is stupid. But, I know a girl from St Louis who moved to NYC. She called me and said " I got on the right train, but in the wrong direction. I did not realize they went both ways". You would be surprised at how confused some are.
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