Someone please inform me if this is a bad idea...a weekends-ONLY stop at the northern extremity of Woodbury Common outlet center, with access to the proposed facility via 2 options: 1. Turner Road off Route 32; 2. the intra-mall loop trolley. It seems as if MNR has tossed around every conceivable idea but this, and yet this seems to make the most sense for EVERYONE. This plan would alleviate traffic on 32 during the weekend shopping peak times, attract more people to the mall without using parking, AND generate revenue for MNR.
I do not understand why so much time and money was spent assessing the cost and impact of a major station stop at the WC a few years back. There is already a major station a few miles down the road with plenty of room to expand and ShortLine bus service going there besides.
However, if trains were to arrive at WC from Hoboken at, say, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM, and stop on the return trip at 4:00 PM and 6:15 PM on Saturdays and Sundays only, then more people would take the PJL.
In addition, how about a weekend flagstop for hikers at Arden (between Harriman and Tuxedo) where the Appalachian Trail crosses over the PJL and the Thruway. The hudson line has these at Manitou and Breakneck Ridge, and I believe the Harlem Line does too in Dutchess County.
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