bryan 0 Posted July 7, 2008 Share #1 Posted July 7, 2008 The below is from my new person intro so I wouldn't have to go through it again. I guess y'all know I have some questions. I'm from Statesboro, Georgia. Yes, the same Statesboro as the Allman Brothers made famous in one of their songs. I will be asking a few questions in the LIRR section today. I've read most of the threads, looked at the pics, and watched the videos. As you can imagine, trains and/or subways are not our main mode of alternate travel; just 4 wheelers and mules (no, not that kind). My 11 year old daughter and I are going to NY next week to visit three buddies from my Marine Corps days. I haven't seen them since we left Okinawa, Japan in 1988. We were planning on meeting in Manhattan somewhere, but the one on Long Island decided that we would all come to his house. The others live in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Anyway, great to find this sight as I'm trying to make the most out of our 4 days up there. Please go easy on me as this all seems "easy" to y'all, but I'm stressing about some things which I will get into on the LIRR section. Thanks Bryan Like I said above, I will be using this mode to get to the Smithtown station on Long Island. I'm obviously having a time understanding the map. It's pretty obvious to me that I will need to get on at Penn Station in New York. I will be staying in Newark near the airport. I shouldn't have a problem getting to Penn Station as I will be traveling there the previous day while visiting Manhattan. The confusion starts after that. The map shows grey lines leaving Penn. Station then branching out. I see possibly having to switch trains at Woodside, or maybe Jamaica and then again at Florial Park (I don't know if thats correct, its just what I see). I just cannot follow what happens after I leave Penn Station. I've looked on the website for a way to put in both Penn Station and Smithtown, but I cannot find what I am looking for so that "the light will come on". In other words, so that I know my stops, and or transfers, if there are any. Is there one train that leaves that says, "Port Jefferson", for instance and thats the one I get on and never have to get off? Next issue. When I pay for a ticket, will it be similar to the one I would get for the subway, or is it just something I hand to someone on the train? Also, are there round trip fares, or do I just buy one going out then another to come back? If there is a link that I am missing for something such as a trip planner, that would be helpful, as well. Any help, tips, suggestions or something that might make this trip enjoyable for me and my daughter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Bryan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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