Dear f. John,
I wonder why you would offer the opinion that an A train rider would likely not be a Jasper?
I was not a daily commuter but would often go home to LI on weekends. When returning to Alma Mater from home or from a foray into Manhattan (the borough), I would frequently take the A train to 168th St. and ride the elevator to the #1 train to complete the journey. I think I read somewhere that the A train’s run from 59th St. to 125th St. is the longest uninterrupted run in the subway system – so I felt like I was getting somewhere faster. Never did really figure out if the fuss/time of the elevator transfer at 168th negated the advantage.
But I do think you would find that Jaspers ride the A train. :-)
Toner, Mike (MC1972)
[JR: I took the A when I lived at Indian Road. I suspected non-Jasperness from taking the A to Brooklyn. Didn’t sound it to me. But it’s just my opinion. We’ll see if she’s identified.]
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