1 - I would allow a 30 minute walk to QV and depending when the Belmont Stakes race gets underway -
I would leave BP as soon as possible and not linger after the race if you want to catch the 7:33 PM train
westbound from QV and getting out of the parking areas and out to Hempstead Turnpike on foot would
be the key here - if AP wins the race fans may linger longer and would help your cause...
2 - Going to Bellerose - which is a Zone 4 station - would present a fare problem because not only would
City Tickets not be available or valid here the fare is higher - $8.25 off peak one way - and with a Zone 3
off peak one way you would have to pay a step up charge to ride that extra stop...
3 - Good observation about adding westbound trains to serve QV on this Saturday evening of the Belmont
Stakes - with a portion of race attendees opting to get on trains there the LIRR should have extra trains
stopping there between 6 and 9 PM to back up the regular hourly Hempstead Branch service...
4 - If you plan on traveling to Queens Village and use the $4.25 City Ticket keep in mind that these must
be purchased and are valid only on the date of sale and can not be bought in advance...These tickets are
available beginning at 12:01 AM and are valid until 4 AM of the following day...If not you can pay $14.50
for a Zone 3 off peak round trip to QV - this would be $6 more then two City Tickets would cost but no
doubt would be better then paying the $13 off peak one way on board penalty charge...
Another thought would be using the NYP ticket office - instead of using a TVM - on Saturday in which one
can specifically ask for the "City Ticket to Queens Village" and purchase two for $8.50 for a round trip...
That's my thoughts here - MACTRAXX
MACTRAXX I think your response is mis-directed at me lol. The other poster asked these questions. But if it was here's my response
1. I plan on making the 8:33pm or 9:33pm train depending on how well the concert is going.
2. I already have Belmont Park RT's so if that was the case I would pay the difference between a 3 zone and whatever Bellerose is. (presume a 4)
3. I agree 100% and It wouldn't take much effort. Just a little paperwork... But I guess they have others reasons for not stopping (don't want to advertise crowds to walk thru Queens Village is my guess).
4. Already got 11 Belmont RT's for a cool $154.00 LOL. (those suckers)
Will post a recap after the event.... Hopefully there will be some other RR.NET folks out there enjoying the festivities.