Trainer wrote:I take it you have never driven on US 7 during a weekday rush hour. The bus might be pleasant, albeit slightly slower than the train, at midday on a lazy Saturday in August; at 7:30 in the morning on a Tuesday in October it would be sheer hell. There's a reason some people will take the train from Bethel to Wilton for work rather than driving. This line has less to fear from bustitution than probably any other branchline in all of New England.Ridgefielder wrote:A suprisingly pleasant bus ride is a much, much bigger threat to MN than is a temporary loss of ridership while the signal project is revamped. Many people have never taken a bus to New York, and they may begin to like it.TCurtin wrote:"Bustitutions" on this line are equivalent to one of Dante's tiers of hell --- unquestionably a horror to endure. Perhaps a suitable punishment for those responsible for the poor engineering is to have to take a daily RT on a bus up and down route 7 (in heavy traffic hours, of course) for the rest of their naural lives.Actually, I took a bustituted Saturday train to Wilton from South Norwalk the other weekend and was pleasantly surprised.
Also- the bus isn't going to New York-- just the main at South Norwalk. Getting all the way to Manhattan on a bus would not be pleasant gIven the traffic in Lower Fairfield and Westchester.