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Old 10-31-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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Hi all,
I recently moved from L.A. and am currently staying with relatives and making the long daily commute from the Branchville station in CT to NYC Grand Central.
I'm looking to rent an apartment in less suburban area with more frequent trains (such as Stamford, Norwalk, or White Plains), but am finding the parking situation at local train stations to be a major obstacle. I am on permit waiting lists at both stations (which they said could take a year and half), but would like to move much sooner.

Anyone have any suggestions on stations between Greenwich and Norwalk with shorter permit waiting lists, shuttles, apartments in walking distance, or reasonable pay-per-day parking? Also, what time do non-permit spots usually fill up?
Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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The main station in Greenwich has plenty of metered parking in the big lot. Bring quarters. At one quarter per hour, its a bargain.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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Parking at pretty much every station along the New Haven line is at a premium. You might find parking in downtown Bridgeport. There are some pretty nice apartments there too and they are reasonably pirced by Fairfield County standards. You might also check for apartments in downtown Stamford and then walk to the station. Of South Norwalk and walk. Jay
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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Train service is very frequent at Stamford, how about getting a place on a bus line to the Stamford station? That should open up your search considerably.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Thanks for the help. I've been looking into the bus line, but they don't seem to run very frequently after 7:05pm (about once per hour), and I normally wouldn't arrive back from work until between 7-8p. Do any of the lines run more frequently at night?
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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Unfortunately bus service does become much less frequent after about 705. Some routes combine, making the trips home even longer. Try to live near a route that does not combine (like 41 to Norwalk, which still only comes hourly). I occasionally come home late and just decided not to fret over the cost of a cab ride now and then. I'd also advise looking in Port Chester and other NY towns- they're may be something more walkable at the same price.
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