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Old 08-02-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Hi Maryland,

Does anyone commute from Maryland to NYC via transit trains on a daily basis? I want to move to MD but not having luck find a job. Want to stay at current position.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Not really. I think Vamoose offers a bus service from Bethesda to New York. IIRC, it was $30 each way.

MD is 4+ hour away from New York.

Why would you do such a stupid thing? Rent isn't that any better here. You must really like our socialist state.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Thanks for replying. I've heard the 'extreme commute' is becoming more and more popular as the recession and unemployment continues. I read a few blogs of train commutes from DC to NYC.

I lived in Annapolis about 20 years ago and really liked it. I believe there is an Amtrak station near that commutes 2 hours into the city.
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Default Commute to NYC from Baltimore? ? ?

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Thanks for replying. I've heard the 'extreme commute' is becoming more and more popular as the recession and unemployment continues. I read a few blogs of train commutes from DC to NYC.

I lived in Annapolis about 20 years ago and really liked it. I believe there is an Amtrak station near that commutes 2 hours into the city.
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You could take the Amtrak train from Baltimore's airport to Madison Square Garden. Takes about 3 1/2 hours. Cost about $300. That's $1500 a week to commute. $6,000 a month. (rolls eyes).
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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I found a daily route from Aberdeen to NYC on the Amtrak starting at $1500 for a monthly unlimited pass. Its 2 1/1 hours. People commute longer and farther into/from NYC one way.

Does anyone know anything about Aberdeen?

That fare is twice cheaper than rent in NYC!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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No. Baltimore to NY is basically 3 hours each way on the trains and the cost is extreme to say the least. I have met folks who did Philly-NY (about an hour) as a commute on Amtrak, but even they told me it was a bit nuts.

$6,000 a month, after taxes, means about $10,000 a month in income, or about $120,000 a year just for commuting costs. Most folks looking at that sort of situation would simply buy a Monday-Thursday apartment and spend the other nights somewhere else.

The monthly passes that do exist have many restrictions, and it is also worth noting that Aberdeen is not a frequent stop for Amtrak. Many trains pass it by so you'd have to make sure the ones your pass is eligible for would actually stop. While it might be 2.5 hours, you might also spend 1.5 hours waiting for the next train that actually stops in Aberdeen.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Thanks all! I would love to hear from any 'extreme commuters' about how you are faring..........
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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This has the potential of being a Discovery Channel reality series.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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This wouldn't be an "extreme commute". This would be insanity.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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I found a daily route from Aberdeen to NYC on the Amtrak starting at $1500 for a monthly unlimited pass. Its 2 1/1 hours. People commute longer and farther into/from NYC one way.

Does anyone know anything about Aberdeen?

That fare is twice cheaper than rent in NYC!!
Why on earth would you even consider this? You'd still have to afford housing in Aberdeen, and you would be spending a minimum of 5 hours per day commuting to and from your work. Find a job in a more reasonably priced city, nothing is worth this kind of investment.
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