Hampton Jitney Pauses Service

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Maverickstation1
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Hampton Jitney Pauses Service

Post by Maverickstation1 »

As many of you know there has been a mad dash of folks from the city moving into their 2nd homes on the east end, with the mind set
that it is a healthier place to be during the coronavirus outbreak.

Weather that is good, or bad is up to debate, but the Hampton Jitney us suspending operations from March to 23rd to at least April 9th.

https://reservations.hamptonjitney.com/hjmobile/

It will remain to been seen what affect this has on the LIRR east end ridership.

Ken

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Re: Hampton Jitney Pauses Service

Post by njt/mnrrbuff »

The coronavirus can spread anywhere and coming down with it on Eastern Long Island is a lot worst than in the city or the suburbs. I don't think there are too many hospitals, other than in Southampton. If you start to feel symptoms when you are out there and you already have other health issues and you haven't made it to the hospital, you could have a real problem. During these very rough times, I would say the train is the best as many of them run with long consists.

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Re: Hampton Jitney Pauses Service

Post by DutchRailnut »

how is this LIRR related ?
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Maverickstation1
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Re: Hampton Jitney Pauses Service

Post by Maverickstation1 »

DutchRailnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:04 pm
how is this LIRR related ?
Gee, lets see, considering that HJ carries a considerable amount of the off season ridership, and over coronavirus
concerns they are suspending service, the LIRR stands to pick up quite a bit of this ridership.

Any other questions................

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Re: Hampton Jitney Pauses Service

Post by 452 Card »

C'mon guys,
No need to get edgy. Not everyone is intimately familiar with East End operations.
My concern is the possible spread of the pandemic to the east end, where as previously mentioned there is sparse hospital coverage. My daughter is an RN at Southampton, and they are converting areas of the hospital into treatment areas in anticipation of the worst. Its only a 200-bed hospital. So if the situation gets sketchy, we can point to the Jitney sending the ridership to LIRR and thus further contamination. When will it end?
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Re: Hampton Jitney Pauses Service

Post by SwingMan »

All the Summer Weekenders have already went out to "shelter". It's a disaster waiting to happen.

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Re: LIRR East End Service W/O Hampton Jitney

Post by MACTRAXX »

Everyone:

I have taken note to this topic about the Long Island East End resort area during the current situation.

The influx is of primarily wealthy City residents that have seasonal second residences
on the East End.

From the New York Times via Yahoo News: (3/26)
https://news.yahoo.com/wealthy-flee-cor ... 51370.html

The idea is to get out of the City to "stay home" in their second residences - which
are most likely single family-type dwellings. This situation is occurring in areas such
as the Jersey Shore and Catskill Mountains - for that matter any seasonal residences.

Anyone leaving the City for the long term going out to the East End of Long Island
is most likely using their own vehicles - or renting one - and not using the LIRR to
travel unless it is absolutely necessary. With gasoline prices low adding more of an
incentive to drive instead of taking public transportation.

With the weather showing signs of breaking out into Spring this may only add to
the thoughts of "getting away" from the City and the densely populated suburbs
to the west - but as noted there is only limited hospital space(s) on LI's East End
with the three major medical centers in Southampton, Riverhead and Greenport.

A substantial portion of the Hampton Jitney's ridership are "Weekenders" along
with passengers travelling between their two residences in the City and out on
the East End. This is the same for Montauk Branch ridership to stations between
Westhampton and Montauk (fare zone 14) on the LIRR.

With the Hampton Jitney temporarily suspended the LIRR continues in service as
a "life line" to the East End - but ridership should remain low at least currently.

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Re: LIRR East End Service W/O Hampton Jitney

Post by R36 Combine Coach »

MACTRAXX wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:12 pm
The idea is to get out of the City to "stay home" in their second residences - which are most likely single family-type dwellings. This situation is occurring in areas such as the Jersey Shore and Catskill Mountains - for that matter any seasonal residences.
Any number of New Yorkers fleeing for Florida as well (also the Cape for example), many with second homes?

Seems summer has started two or three months early this year for many (school closed and many businesses/employers furloughed).
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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