Saturday, March 24, 2007

Tip for First Time X23/X24 Rider

During rush hour, Atlantic Express under contract with New York City Department of Transportation service on X23 and X24 between South Shoure section of Staten Island and Manhattan.
In Morning rush hour, trip operate to Manhattan, and return trip in Evening Rush Hour (2:30pm~...)
Are you using it for first time?
X23/X24 Atlantic Express is $6 because it is partnership with MTA.
Before you board, make sure front word "M"from MetroCard and arrow pointing down.
Next, keep MetroCard that way, and face your rear of MetroCard toward bus driver.
As you climb aboard, farebox will be on leftside, then dip your MetroCard in.

My 22nd 03/30/07 Birthday Celebration Trip Plan via Bee-Line Bus Adventure In April 1st-7th

I am going to celebrate my 22nd year-old birthday celebration by my MTA MetroCard Adventure within Westchester Bee-Line Buses, NYCT, MTA Bus, Atlantic Express X23 from Sunday, April 1st to Saturday, April 7th.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Yuki's Trip from 215 E. 95th St to LIRR Babylon.

Today, I had longest journey from 215 East 95th St to LIRR Babylon.
8:13am, Brooklyn Bridge <6> #7470 departed 96th St and got to 59th St at 8:20am. I exit thru 60th st NE corner, and run to 63rd St.
Next, last car #5622 on Jamaica-179th St (F) departed Lex Av/63rd St @ 8:28am, arrive 169th St @ 8:56am. I used 168th St, and went I saw LIB heading west, I ran to 165th St-Jamaica Bus Terminal.
I got on 9:04am N6 Hemsptead #222, digital screen/announcement wasn't working, and got off at HTC at 9:56am, however she was nicest driver, greeting everyone who gets on, and helping rider.I took break and bought slice of Pizza, and can of Yohoo to go.
Oh, by the way, there was lady who wanted to get on N1 made misteake and got on N6. Even it was pickup only in Queens, she was trying to catch up with N1, but nice female driver didn't make it, and escort N1 rider to Elmont Rd. Once N6 got into mid-Nassau County, bus was way crowded, only three persons behind the line.
Next, I got on N72 Babylon #404 at 10:30am, and got off at LIRR Babylon Last Stop Box at 11:26am.
After I took photo with digital camera, walk on station platform from southside to northside because I was looking for Restroom, and when I exit at north end, taxi driver ask me if I was taking taxi, and I said no, and I asked him for restroom, and he direct me toward glass door, right. I also took picture of Suffolk County bus.
Next, I got on same #404 on N72, same driver, who was also nicest, and comedian driver departed ALL BUSES LANE @ 11:36am, and got back to HTC @ 12:35pm. While I was on N72, my takeout pizza was melting my paper brown bag, so I ate, drink, took picture of landscape, and route all bus stops on N72 at same time.I took another RR break.
Next, I got on 12:57pm N32 #428 Far Rockaway, another friendliest female driver and got off at Beach 20th St/Cornaga Av @ 1:48pm because I didn't know Mott Av stop was subway, because I couldn't see the subway.
So, I ran back and got on last car #5202 on Inwood-207th St (A) with destination "LAST STOP" departed Far Rockaway-Mott Av @ 2:14pm and got off Broad Channel @ 2:16pm.
Next, I walk to Cross Bay Blvd/Noel Rd, and even I was waiting for Q21 at Q21 stop, first Q21 ex-GREEN BUS LINE BYPASS ME, but good thing, second Q21 came behind, which was #9859 ex-Baisley Park Depot @ 2:28pm, and I told driver, Jamaica Bay, please, and arrive at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge @ 2:31pm.
I went to see my friend who works there to show my magazine article, and I explore West Pond little, and took picture of Marine Parkway Bridge, and birds in Jamaica Bay, then I took birds again at highway side.
Next, I hailed from Wildlife Refuge for new Q53 LTD pattern #9765 @ 3:38pm and got off @ Broadway/75th St @4:40pm.
Next, I swipe on wrong Q33, which was only to 23rd Av, and I used my 1-trip on Student Metrocard on Q33 LGA-Central Terminal #1137 which departed at 4:59pm, 2 minutes late. He honked to his Q33 guys, next, he made friendly motion with M60 NYCT at 23rd Av/94th St area, and he let M60 go first, and I hop we could catch up with M60, and I did, so was few girls on my bus, which arrived at 5:32pm, and made to M60 #6365 @ 5:33pm, use my MetroCard, and I got off. It was race because there was M60, and it was almost like Domonal Effect, like skip-stop on J/Z.
At Steinway St, he pulled in leftside of M60 and he talk with another M60 driver. Then, I got off at 125th St/lex Av @ 6:02pm.
Next, I got on M101 LTD #5524 departed Lex Av/125th St @ 6:04pm, and it made all stop to 116th St, then got off at Lex Av/96th St @ 6:14pm, perfect timing for my 7pm computer appointment at 96th St Library.
Finally, I took M96 from 96th St/Lex Av to 96th St/3rd Av home.
Reason, I went on N72 ride, I was getting for Monday, April 2nd, for MetroCard celebration on Bee-Line on April 1st.Both directions had no traffic that time I got on.

Mon, 02/12- Yuki's Transit via NY-NJ-PA

On Monday, February 12th, I took transit trip via NY-NJ-PA.
1. I got on downtown (6) at 96th to 86th Sts.
2. I got on Brooklyn-bound (5) #6986 express to Fulton St.
3. I got on 8:46am Newark PATH train departed WTC.
4. I bought $14.25 Round Off-Peak Ticket to Trenton and I got on the New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor, 9:17am departure, Trenton Express and my car had comforble seat on Car #6202, train #3929.
It was suppose to be non-stop to Pricestone Junction; however due to mistake passenger on board, it made one additional stop at Newark Liberty International Airport, then resume its express service. It got about 8 minutes behind schedule and arrive Trenton at 10:16am.
When it arrived at Trenton, automatically announcement said, "This station is Trenton. Transfer is available to RiverLine and SEPTA across the platform. Passengers continue on SEPTA, please purchase your ticket at NJT Ticket Window."

5. I went to NJT ticket window and paid $7 ticket and went to 1st car of SEPTA R7 which departed 10::39am. It made me dizzy because it went west, south, west, south, east.
It arrived at Suburb station at 11:32pm.
I took lunch break there and had a plain slice of pizza with ice tea and I put Permissian Cheese on it, then after I finish eating, I donated $1.08 because it was wonderful plain pizza slice in Philadelphia.
After that, I went to SEPTA sales office window and asked how I could get subway fare, and she told me that I had to give dollar bills to casher booth downstair.

6. After I give two dollars to clerk, she opened fare gate and I entered SEPTA Subway Station. I asked police officer where is southbound and he told me thru downstair. I follow sign to SOUTHBOUND TO Patison at City Hall station. It was beautiful with sign that say, SOUTHBOUND LOCAL AND SOUTHBOUND EXPRESS TO PATTISON.
Broad St Line Train departed City Hall at 12:31pm and this happened to be Walnut-Locust-bound express train and it terminated at Walnut-Locust at 12:32pm.
When I got there, two PATCO stations, 15th-16th Sts and 12-13 St stations were connected. After I exit at HEET, I went to first PATCO stop and it took me few minutes to find PATCO Ticket Vending Machine that reads CITY HALL/BROADWAY. I went to that one, and I put $1.25 with coins, and I got 10 cent change, with ticket.

7. I got on front seat of PATCO with man on #229, which departed at 12:58pm, then arrived Broadway @ 1:11pm. I feed my PATCO ticket into machine, and went outside.
Next, I went to Walter Rand Transportation Center, first to check if there's TVM at Lightrail Platform and validator and it was there. Since, I was early for Lightrail, I went inside the station.After that, I arrived on Northbound Lightrail Platform and I waited about 1:32pm.

8. I asked commuter passenger for support and he helped me with machine. He pressed Adult, followed by One-Way, Number of tickets, and I enter 1, then he pressed cash only, then he show me dollar slot where I put $1 and coin slot, where I put quarter and ticket came out. He told me that's facing right way and I went to validator and validated time 3:31pm FEB 12 WRT.
I got on front seat of RiverLine #3502B Lightrail at 1:41pm. It was awesome ride. I waved to everyone, and bus drivers pulling into same station waved back to me.
It was nice and said, "Next station is Employee Only."
"This station is Employee only."
After RiverLine driver exchange places, it announce,
"Next station is 36th Street."
"You must have validate ticket to ride this train."
When it arrived at each station, "Please press green button to exit."After it departed Palmyra and Burlington, it announce,
"Please have your validaded ticket ready for inspection."
After ticket was checked, RiverLine continue.
At Trenton station, it was long out of system transfer to Trenton Station, and everyone had to go around the construction.
When I got to NJT/SEPTA/Amtrak station, I hold door for three people with suitcases and enter after person approach.

9. Next, I got on front car of 3:05pm Northeast Corridor Local to NY #1438 I think. It was uncomfortable, however it got to Newark Penn Station at 4:12pm.

10. I fill $1.50 to make $5 on my MetroCard, and inserted it, pop out, and I got on front car of WTC PATH #718F departed 4:18pm and arrive WTC at 4:38pm. After I got off, I refill my card back to $5 and I rush through Vesey St passegeway.

11. I got on 4:55pm X25 Grand Central and I got on X25 express to Grand Central.I took break at my Japanese friend, who works in Japanese store on 41st St.

12. Finally, I got free transfer to uptown (6) train #7474, which was on express track althought it went back to local and I took to 96th St and went to library.
Oh, by the way SEPTA R7 platforms, some of there were funny because it was on the street

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

My name is Yuki Endo, and I was also feature in 2007 March Issue of Sotokoto Magazine from Japan. First, it was publish in Japanwide on Feb. 5th, 2007, and USA around March.
I am known as FamousNYLover at Straphangers' Riders Dairies because I am Famous in Japan and NY.
I didn't come back to this blog for long time.
Yours respectfully truly,
Yuki Endo
I was feature in 2005 Christmas New York Times article, "He Loves New York, and It Loves Him Right Back" and also feature inJapanese magazine, Sotokoto, March Issue of 2007.
I sign as FamousNYLover at Rider Dairies.
I am expert on Citywide Transit in New York premise, even the Westchester County, and other part of NYC.
I didn't come back to this blog for long time.
Yours respectfully,
Yuki Endo

About Me

My name is Yuki Endo, I was born in Kyoto, Japan. I moved to NY in February 1996. I love transit network.