Thursday, May 10, 2007

Phi-NYC commuter story in AM NY: "An eight-hour commute, no joke"

Nice article about a woman's commute from Philadelphia to NYC. Her commute is 4 hours, one way! She drives to her local Septa station in Ambler to train into to Center City, then hops a different Septa train to Trenton, and then gets a NJT to Penn Station and finally takes the subway to her office in Tribeca. Monthly cost is $550 the article says including all train and parking fees. That's tough but for those of you reviewing commuting options to NYC this is an important read. There's a video interview with her as well that's worth seeing.


  • That is insane. I think she could shave some train time off by taking a Chinatown bus from lower Manhattan to downtown Philly, then getting her local train to Ambler. Her subway ride might be about 25 minutes in NYC, then 2 hours on the bus, then the last 45 on her local (+ the 15-min car ride) = roughly 3.5 hours one way. It's still a long time every day though. I thought I would've had it bad going from 10 minutes from downtown Philly to Manhattan daily. No-one has it worse than her with the mega-commutes.

    By Blogger Jess, at 5:32 AM, July 19, 2007  

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