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Seat Check Question for the NY/NJ/PA/CT area Regional Railroads?


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Not sure where it goes since it involves all of the regional commuter rail lines?

Such as (MTA) Railroads(LIRR/Metro North) SEPTA, (NJT)NJ Transit, etc.

 

Why is seat checks still used to verify what station a passenger is going to? With all of the technology available could not a computer print out be easier.

 

I ask this as several times I boarded a Northbound(Poughkeepsie)MNRR train at station such as Croton Harmon and Peekskill(after transfering from the Beeline #14 Bus)and I got a free ride as the Conductor takes off the seat check.

 

Also heading NYC bound i saved about $3.00 several times as the conductor when I boarded at either Poughkeepsie or New Hamburg gave a ticket for Marble Hill station in Bronx which is zone 2. Instead I got a seat check for GCT.

 

Ditto for (NJT)as couple of times heading back to Manhattan(NY Penn Station)i gave a ticket for Newark Penn Station w/ plans to transfer to Path and instead I got a NY zone seat check.

 

Is that not also wasting the regional railroads thousands of dollars each year for the wrong zone?:eek:

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