I honestly think that's unlikely, being that the PATH infrastructure is already there, and they're going to capitalize on their Harrison location
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OportRailfan wrote:I honestly think that's unlikely, being that the PATH infrastructure is already there, and they're going to capitalize on their Harrison locationBut do they really think that anyone without a monthly pass already is going to pay $1.75 to go barely half a mile? Nevermind $3.50 with a friend/spouse or $7 or so for a family? Nevermind double *that* with a return trip.
OportRailfan wrote:In the wintertime...probably yes, some people are lazy and don't wanna walk it...summertime, you'd probably see a lower number, at least those going from NWK to HarrisonUnfortunately for them, the MLS season is substantially in the summer, and since its an open air arena, I don't think they'll be having too many other winter events, especially with the Rock within spitting distance.
Tommy Meehan wrote:I'm pretty sure -- not positive though -- the Harrison-EL station has been completely dismantled.You couldn't be more wrong.
What adult is going to walk from Newark Penn Station to Harrison to save a $1.75? The closest pedestrian access that I know of is Bridge Street, several stops north of Newark Penn on the Light Rail to Broad Street. I don't know about Jackson Avenue. Walking down Ferry Street through the Ironbound section? But I'm sure it's a good 30-40 minute walk. And then you walk back afterwards? This on a night out with friends?
Actually I have walked from Harrison-PATH to Newark via the bridge, but I was going to the Newark Public Library (which is about three blocks south of the Broad Street passenger station, a long way from Newark Penn Station).
Even walking from Newark Broad Street station to the Newark Library. It's only a few blocks but man that's a tough urban neighborhood. And so is the Ironbound section. I don't have a real problem with that, I've lived in some tough neighborhoods, I feel I can handle myself. But if you're uncomfortable in that type environment then it's probably not a good idea to do it.
jamesrileyjr wrote:RE: Jackson St. Bridge, yes it's open to pedestrians, but no one would seriously walk across it to get from PATH to Penn Station, only because it's an obscene amount of walking and even if you wanted to avoid paying 1.75 for the PATH, you could just pay 1.35 for the NJT Bus (#40) instead.An obscene amount of walking? A mile? That's 20 NYC blocks. Its not short, but by no means is it obscene. I try to take walks longer than that on a regular basis (not that I always do), just to get some exercise. A few weeks ago I walked a mile and a half to and back from a grocery store just to get some exercise and save some gas when I had the day off (very little gas saved, I realize, it was mostly about getting out and getting some exercise).
Tommy Meehan wrote:Saying that downtown Newark is a rough/scary area is false, unless you're afraid of Verizon HQ (which I could almost understand). There is not really room agreement/disagreement on this one. As a Newark resident, I sorta get tired of any street that has a closed shop on it being labeled "rough and tumble" etc.Marv95 wrote: You couldn't be more wrong.Just say you don't agree and skip the personal comments please, okay Marv? Thanks.