Onime No Kyo
Got curious about the Metrolink train by my house. The price of a one-way ticket to get from here to, say, the Camarillo Outlets stores, a distance of some 40 miles, is $9.25.
Now, I'm used to this kind of nonsense from Long Island Rail, where a one-way ticket from Deer Park to Penn Station, also about 40 miles as the crow flies, off peak, will cost you $9.75. But driving from LI to the city you could easily spend 2-3 hours in traffic on the Belt or BQE, you'll still have to pay a tunnel toll unless you want to brave the longer traffic for the bridges and once you get there you can easily spend an hour looking for parking or pay $40 for it. In that context, the price of the rail ticket is well worth it.
I have no idea what justifies these rail prices in San Fernando Valley, CA when in order to get to Camarillo by car all I have to do is hop on the 118 freeway for 40 minutes. There is never any traffic, the scenery is very much enjoyable, the roads are in perfect condition and there are oodles of parking everywhere. I just dont understand it.
< Message edited by Onime No Kyo -- 11/24/2012 5:32:27 PM >
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