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Old 08-20-2013, 06:04 AM
 
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We are considering a house in a section of Scarsdale that is about 3.5 miles to any train (close to Saxon Woods0. It's basically equidistant to Hartsdale, Mamaroneck & White Plains. White Plains seems like the most practical place to catch a train given the frequency and timing. We're trying to get an idea of the traffic on Old Mamaroneck Rd in the morning between 6:45-7:15. Most days the goal would be to be in GCT by 7:30-7:50.

Does anyone have any experience driving around trying to get to train stations at that time? Is there lots of traffic?

The distance to the train is a major point of concern for us - anyone willing to share experiences on being a 10-15 min drive to a train station is appreciated also. Office is very close to Grand Central, so once in the city there is no commute.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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I don't think there should be much traffic at that hour, but as you get close to downtown, the traffic lights are probably not timed in your favor. I find most of the traffic in the morning is school related. Based on where you describe your location, there's a few different ways to get to White Plains trains station and Old Mamaroneck might not be the best way, although none of them are going to be quicker than 10-15. One thing to keep in mind about the White Plains train station is your destination is not the train station, but the parking lot (or where you're getting dropped off). The general approach to the train station, if you follow the signs, is slow and can take 5 minutes just to go a few blocks because of the lights at each corner. PM me if you what to go into specifics.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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If you are going to park at the WP station, leave at least 5 extra minutes when you get there to get from your car to the train station, if not more.

If I were you I'd just drive on Mamaroneck Rd straight to the Hartsdale station via Fenimore Rd (don't know about permits or meter parking but you'll be early) or cut across to 5 Corners (via Crossways and Weaver maybe? I don't know exactly where you are) and take Heathcote Rd to the Scarsdale station. There are trains in the morning that just stop at Hartsdale and Scarsdale then go straight to GCT.

Also, we know someone who lives off of Griffin in Scarsdale and drives to the Mamaroneck station by going straight down Fenimore (it's Grand Park up at the top in Scarsdale, turns into Fenimore in Mamaroneck because Scarsdale has that other Fenimore...)

I'd look into parking and go with what's more easily available, but having said that I wouldn't drive from where you are to WP, not worth it IMO.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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Above all, and I can't emphasize this enough, check the parking first for availability.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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Competely agree with Dockside...it's all about where you'll be bale to park. Figure this out first.
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