Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by Erie-Lackawanna » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:55 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:The renaming to "Southeast" was 2003. I believe it was to avoid confusion with Brewster.
It was because it is located in the Town of Southeast, and the Town asked that the station be named for the town.

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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:25 pm

Partly so, but if it was in Southeast why would "Brewster North" make sense?
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by Erie-Lackawanna » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:24 am

My point was that the change was made at the request of the town. Metro-North didn't initiate it.

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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by oknazevad » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:52 am

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Partly so, but if it was in Southeast why would "Brewster North" make sense?
Because it is in Brewster. And Southeast. Brewster's in Southeast.

Brewster is a village located in the Town of Southeast. Both stations are within the village borders, and therefore in Brewster. Naming one after the village and the other after the town is a simple and effective way to disambiguate between the two.
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:47 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:The renaming to "Southeast" was 2003. I believe it was to avoid confusion with Brewster.
No.

Brewster, the "Town of Southeast" requested the name change. All it has done is increase confusion because no one knows that "Southeast" is a station name and not a direction of travel. But for some reason the railroad went along with it. I guess "Brewster North" was offensive to those who lived in the south end of Brewster or something.

Coming soon...

"Katonah" will become "Bedford" (no one will confuse it with Bedford Hills, right?)

"Golden's Bridge" will become "Lewisboro"

"Purdy's" will become "North Castle"

"Chappaqua" will become "New Castle" (oh boy, won't confuse those two, right?)

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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:07 pm

East Norwalk & South Norwalk? S. Norwalk could just be renamed "Norwalk" as it is the main Norwalk station in downtown while East Norwalk, really is in East Norwalk.
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:47 pm

Yes, let's go and rename every station on Metro-North. The more the merrier.
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:22 am

The name change was mainly done , because commuters are not to bright.
They see Brewster and get off the train cause they only listend to half the anouncement and therefore missed their connection at Brewster North.
Since MNCR can not make commuters smarter, it was agreed to get rid of confusing name.
Still you should see how many people end up in Dover Plains who were looking for a train to Dover Nj.
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:28 am

DutchRailnut wrote: Since MNCR can not make commuters smarter, it was agreed to get rid of confusing name.
...and replace it with another confusing name!
Still you should see how many people end up in Dover Plains who were looking for a train to Dover Nj.
Like Harrison, NJ and Harrison, NY? They're both on the Northeast Corridor... one is served by PATH, the other by Metro-North. Oh noes! Better change name so moar hoomanz don't get confuzed. ;-)
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by pnaw10 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:31 am

R36 Combine Coach wrote:East Norwalk & South Norwalk? S. Norwalk could just be renamed "Norwalk" as it is the main Norwalk station in downtown while East Norwalk, really is in East Norwalk.
In a schedule I have from 1972, that is how they were - Norwalk and East Norwalk. Also, Mount Vernon East was just Mount Vernon back then. (Mount Vernon West was always Mount Vernon West.) Probably for the same reason Dutch mentioned for renaming Southeast... Norwalk is a transfer point for the Danbury Branch. It's hard to imagine someone being so IQ-deficient that they'd get off at East Norwalk, and wonder why their transfer never showed up. But there must have been enough to warrant renaming the station! (After all, changing the name on station signs, timetables, ticketing systems, and so on, isn't something you can just do on a whim.)
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by RearOfSignal » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:27 am

"Does this train go to Northeast?"
-yes

"Does this train go to Southwest?"
-yes

"Does this train go to Brewster North?"
-yes

"Does this train go to Southeast?"
-Where? Oh yeah we go there too!

So much for eliminating the confusion!
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by mkm4 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:19 pm

RearOfSignal wrote:"Does this train go to Northeast?"
-yes
It doesn't go that far. The town of North East is, oddly enough, in the northeast corner of Dutchess County.

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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:37 pm

and the town of SouthEast is in SouthEast corner of Putnam County.
http://www.townofsoutheast-ny.com/Home/
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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by TomNelligan » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:06 pm

Somewhere back in the 1980s when I used to ride out of Brewster station a few times a year, I became aware that it was located in the Town of South East. However it always struck me that someone must have been really deficient in the imagination department when naming that municipality... were all the real town names already taken by other places in New York? At least it's not as banal as the townships in northern Maine that only have numbers, no names!

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Re: Southeast (formerly Brewster North) Station

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:48 pm

maybe people in 1788 did not care or had more important things to talk about than town names.
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