Questions on Travel to 2019 Winter Offensive

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Gentlemen

These questions primarily for local Baltimore players.

#1) I assume there is Taxi or Uber like service from New Carrolton train station to Bowie Hotel and back? Especially on Sunday morning as the train
leaves about 7:30am on Sunday. Websites are vague and I want to be sure. A review said there is a taxi stand at the station, but the Amtrack web site made no mention of this??
(Hotel has no shuttle service, I called)

#2) how safe is the station, trains arrives well after dark on Friday night, just don't want any surprises :)

Thanks
Joe
 
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1) I ride the DC metro a lot. I don't make it up to New Carrolton, but all the metro stations I'm familiar with have cab service, and since New Carrolton is more than just a metro station, I'd be pretty confident that you can find a taxi easily enough. If cabs aren't already waiting for fares, just google the closest company and give them a call. I've also used Lyft numerous times from various metro stations. There are usually several cars hovering in the area, so I usually have to wait less than 5 or 10 minutes for a ride. In case this helps, here's a map of the station:

https://www.wmata.com/rider-guide/stations/upload/evacuation/46.068.pdf

2) I live south DC and am not familiar with that particular station, but that station should be fine. Biggest problem on a Friday night will be dealing with grumpy commuters on their way home after a long work week.
 

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You may want to contact the hotel. They might even send over a shuttle; it is less than ten miles. I don't know the station, but it is a suburban area so it should be ok.


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Winter Offensive location is not practical to reach with public transportation only.

Best would be to take a cab from New Carrolton station, i saw some of them waiting on thursday afternoon (i took a bus from there and it was not a good idea).

New Carrolton station lies in an area of modern office buildings. The area seemed, from my very limited experience in daylight, safe to me; not many folks around on sundays.
 

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Thanks guy, I had a feeling it was ok, just wanted to be sure!! Taxi or Lyft sounds like the best option to hotel.

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Joe
 

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Ok?!?, Man have you ever seen Warriors!?!

:):):)
Warriors come out to play at Winter offensive (to the sound of bottles clanking against each other) :)

One question I always had about that film, if the Warriors were such a tough street gang, why we they so concerned about public transportation? Most of the movie is the Warriors running to catch trains or on trains! Just steal a car or something and get back to Coney Island. :)
 

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Where are you coming from? It might be possible to find a ride from a local depending on time and place. -- jim
 

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Where are you coming from? It might be possible to find a ride from a local depending on time and place. -- jim
Jim, I may be going a different route now :) But thanks I was thinking about posting this point if push came to shove!

regards
Joe
 
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