G, Home Buyer in 07093

How easy is getting from Randolph (Shongum area) to Morris Plains train station?

Asked by G, 07093 Sun Jan 4, 2009

Looking to buy in the Shongum area of Randolph and am trying to get a feel for how easy (difficult) the commute to NYC will be. Understand Morris Plains train station is closest, but how is the traffic in the morning to get there (around 7am) and how is the parking? Any advice is much appreciated.

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FYI - To get a parking permit for the Morris Plains station (I just went through this with my buyer who bought in Parsippany) you need to reside in Morris Plains. There is, however, a church a couple of blocks away that sells parking spaces at a reasonable price...they had spaces available a few months ago..................if you call the Morris Plains town hall, they may be able to give you the information, as that's how I discovered it.
If you want to chance getting a daily spot, that's up to you.

Good luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 16, 2009
Just want to know I live in Philadelphia were do I take a train or a bus to Randolph nj
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 15, 2014
Just want to know I live in Philadelphia were do I take a train or a bus to Randolph nj
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debbie-
thank you for pointing that out- perhaps it will benefit someone else.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 13, 2011
I highly doubt Gr needs advice 2 years after asking the question
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 12, 2011
Your commute shouldn't be difficult at 7am but traffic does get tied up on Rt. 10 Eastbound. The back-road suggestion is a good one. The bigger problem is going to be parking. It's a small lot and as stated, you need to be a Morris Plains resident to obtain a parking spot. Depending where in Randolph you are (especially if you are in the Ironia or Fernbrook sections) , you might be better off going to the Dover train station. You're more likely to find parking AND a seat. I've lived in Randolph for 15 years, let me know if you have any other Randolph questions!
Helene Jeanette
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EXIT Realty Gold Service
973-207-9803 (Direct)
HeleneJeanette@EXITrealtyGold.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 12, 2011
Shongum is the best location to be in to get into Morris Plains. In order to avoid the traffic on West Hanover Ave you can turn left on to Ketch Rd and take the back way in. I am also the Administator Coordinator for Shongum Lake. Should you have any questions about the Lake I am the go to person you can call me directly at (973)945-3331.
Missy Iemmello
Web Reference: http://www.shongumlake.org
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 22, 2010
The trick is not the commute but the parking......Do you have a person dropping you at the station> If not call Morris Plains and request the information on parking passes. Are they available to non community residents? How much is parking and is it avialable on a daily basis? call Joseph Cecala, Jr, Councilman
973-540-0831who is in charge of Public Safety and inquire for best answer.

For the answer to your question, it is most direct to get to W Hanver then left on Stiles and wind your way to the train station on 202 and 53.

Hope that this information is helpful and if I can show you Morris Plains or Randolph let me know
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 19, 2009
it is about 10 minutes to Morris Plains train Station. get there early to get a space. There are some nice properties in Morris Plains many very close tot the train station. Go to http://www.morri-plains-homes-nj.com to visit the town. Good luck on your home search.

Regards Bob Sittmann
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 16, 2009
Dear Home Buyer - Having lived in Randolph and specifically in Shongum area, it is actually the easiest part of town to commute to the Morris Plains train station. ( about 7 - 10 minutes at 7am) Any later - around 8am - might take you up to 20 minutes. Another route commuters take in town is to go to the Dover Train Station - easier parking and absolutley no traffic. Let me know if you need an agent - my cell 201-650-3722, http://www.jillsouthren.com, or email me at jsouthren@weichert.com Looking forward to hearing from you - Jill
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 1, 2009
Shongum in Randolph is a great area as far as the community and schools. You have a choice of a variety of train stations - Dover, Denville, Morris Plains, Morristown or Convent Station. They are all easily accessible but you need to call each town to determine what their parking permit situation is. I do know that Morristown is adding a significant amount of spaces with their new parking garage so if nothing else parking at this location should not be a problem.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 12, 2009
The trick is not the commute but the parking......Do you have a person dropping you at the station> If not call Morris Plains and request the information on parking passes. Are they available to non community residents? How much is parking and is it avialable on a daily basis? call Joseph Cecala, Jr, Councilman
973-540-0831who is in charge of Public Safety and inquire for best answer.

For the answer to your question, it is most direct to get to W Hanver then left on Stiles and wind your way to the train station on 202 and 53.

Hope that this information is helpful and if I can show you Morris Plains or Randolph let me know
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
Other train stations which may be slightly further, but against the traffic and therefore maybe in less time are those in Mt. Tabor and Denville. You may want to explore the towns of Denville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, and Morristown. It is apparent in this market, that they are the most desirable because of the commuting capability.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 9, 2009
Hi Gr,
You're looking in a great location. The Shongum schools are excellent and the commute is good because you're by major roads.
I would (personally) probably take Sussex Turnpike all the way to the 202 - you come out right by the rail station. I've been that way around 8.30am and of course there is significant traffic at that time - but the distance is short. I would have thought that if you're taking a 7am train that you'll be fine.
Let me know if you would like any assistance on the area.
Jackie
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 4, 2009
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