PATH trains: Does new mean better?
New cars cramped; ill design
Now that the new PATH train cars are starting to filter in – I’m finding that not all regular commuters are necessarily happy with the shiny new cattle carriers, as one Hoboken411 reader wrote this week:
“They have a smoother, quieter ride and are clean and shiny, however, they seem narrower and feel like there’s less seating and standing room. The areas next to the doors on the old trains, always a good leaning spot, are gone. This was probably done to improve circulation but only seems to contribute to the overall cramping.
The station announcements have been replaced by a robot, no more distinct Jersey accents for the on-board entertainment. They’ve added TV monitors, too. Great. Thanks. I would hate having to go 15 minutes without being entertained minivan style in the electric sewer. Overall, these trains may be okay when there’s five people riding but for peak times THEY STINK.
The old cars, bumpy, squeaky and subject to AC/Heat/Lighting issues, seem to be roomier and better suited for peak hour crowds. New doesn’t always mean better, which can be said for alot of things.”
POLL: Which PATH train do you like better?
Enjoy your commute home today!