njt/mnrrbuff wrote:Closing Melrose and Tremont would be like closing Highland Ave Station on NJT's M&E. There are many people who live in the immediate area who probably reverse commute to jobs in like Summit and Morristown. Plus Highland Ave Station is extremely close to the West Orange Arts District.If (when) I miss the 6:54 express from Bronxville in the morning I pick up the 6:59 local. Makes all stops to Grand Central including Tremont and Melrose. There are a lot of people de-training at those two stations inbound.
Yankee Stadium, the Bronx County courthouse complex and Lincoln Hospital are all within walking distance of Melrose Station. These are all significant employers. Tremont is likewise in the middle of a fairly significant little manufacturing/warehouse area.
They certainly aren't redundant even for peak-direction travel on weekdays.