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Old 12-18-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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How is parking at the Stamford train station? Do you need a resident pass or do they have meters? Is it a crazy idea driving from Pound Ridge(Westchester) and parking at the Stamford station to commute to the city everyday?
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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The parking garage has pay booths upon exiting, no meters or resident pass. Or at least it was like that when I was there yesterday.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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What is the cost of parking at Stamford train station?
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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I think it was $8 for 16 hours.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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I seem to remember it being more than 8 bucks, but I could be wrong. Also, I believe it's cash only.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Might have been because it was Saturday, if they have split rates depending on the day of the week.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:25 AM
 
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Might have been because it was Saturday, if they have split rates depending on the day of the week.
If I remember correctly, I parked there for a little longer than 24 hours (left at 6pm Saturday, arrived back 7pm on Sunday) and it was ~20 bucks, cash only. I had to run upstairs to the ATM. I remember thinking that I would have been better off driving in via the Hutch/WS Hwy and finding street parking somewhere north of 55th (easy on weekends, just look at signs).
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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I'm not a huge fan of driving into the city, either NY or Boston. I rather just dump the car off on the outside and take a train in.

My brother drove straight into Boston last Friday, parked at the Common, from 11 am to 4 pm cost $22. My cousin drove straight to NY, had to reserve parking spaces at some garage in Manhattan, paid $40 or so. If it's just me, I rather avoid all that.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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I'm not a huge fan of driving into the city, either NY or Boston. I rather just dump the car off on the outside and take a train in.

My brother drove straight into Boston last Friday, parked at the Common, from 11 am to 4 pm cost $22. My cousin drove straight to NY, had to reserve parking spaces at some garage in Manhattan, paid $40 or so. If it's just me, I rather avoid all that.
Same here if it's during the week. On weekends though, it's very easy to find street parking for free. I do it often when I go in to visit my sister. It's also a lot quicker than taking the train (takes me about an hour and 20 driving in from Branford, vs 2+ hours taking the train). Train is more relaxing though.

I have only been to Boston a handful of times, and each time I drove in. NEVER AGAIN. The last time I went (New Years Eve, 2008-09) I got so lost and my GPS was very confused.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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With New York, driving in is a pain because it's too crowded most of the time. The street grid is easy to navigate at least.

With Boston, it's not as crowded. But the street grid is atrocious, lane markings are non-existent in spots, and the drivers are fairly ruthless. If I do drive in, like when I saw Rush at the Garden a couple months ago, I try to stick to garages near the Pike so I can find my way in/out easily.
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