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lensovet wrote: ↑Sat May 15, 2021 1:08 am …since they are bus routes as opposed to fixed guideway rail, they can certainly be rerouted to maintain the transfer.It would make no sense to reroute the 76 and 99 off and back on to Ridge Road to go to the new Lyndhurst station. It is also a big loss to disconnect the rail line from having a station on the busy Route 17 artery and moving rail access deeper into the residential area.
lensovet wrote: ↑Sun May 16, 2021 3:24 am Are we talking about the same station?That is not accurate. Ridge Road is Route 17 in that area.
The current station is nowhere near Route 17 and has no parking attached to it. The new station will be adjacent to a park-and-ride, sandwiched between a bunch of commercial buildings, and about 1500 feet from the Kingsland station. It's a 5-minute walk from Kingsland and a 3-minute walk from the current Lyndhurst station. If anything, this will be less deep than the existing station in a residential area, will allow for commuters who want to drive to the station, and will consolidate an absolutely ridiculous density of stations (2 in half a mile? really?) into something more reasonable.
I think anyone who says that a 3 to 5 minute walk doesn’t matter forgets that we as the riders do not control the schedulePlease fight for better connections and schedule coordination, not commuter train stop distances that are shorter than a city bus line.
ryanov wrote: ↑Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:24 am Well, they are not. Bus stops are certainly closer together than Lyndhurst and Kingsland are.Depends on which bus
I'm not advocating for two close together stations necessarily, I'm saying that when you're on foot and you're connecting, this matters. The 76 has a lot of other connections to deal with. It's not possible to make every connection possible (though I suppose they could shift the whole schedule backwards some). Those stations were both built. You have to figure there was a reason, and there are still reasons today.In this particular case it seems that 76 should simply be rerouted to go into the parking lot of the new station.