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Website Seeks Votes for Worst Train Station

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Suzy McLaughlin gave the Crestwood Train Station good grades , Friday afternoon.

"The trains are usually on time and most of the time it is pretty clean," said McLaughlin, a Crestwood resident.

McLaughlin, who said she is only an occasional rider, was taking the train to Manhattan Friday with her friend Patti Jocz, who was visiting from Virginia and had never ridden the train before.

Although McLaughlin likes the Crestwood station, she said she avoids the elevator in favor of a flight of steep steps commuters can climb to access then descend in order to reach the southbound tracks.

"I just don't trust it and I don't use it," she said

Although McLaughlin said she would not nominate the Crestwood station, or any other for that matter, if you want to express frustration about a train station, you now have the chance to cast your vote for the worst train station in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. A Mount Pleasant, N.Y., website is asking people to submit their votes.

The website – trainjotting.com – is making "one final plea" for nominations for "Crappiest Train Station in the Tri-State Area," which can include Metro-North stations and others.

The website poses this question: "Who's got the most soulless/charmless/depressing station in the (tri-state) region? And the site urges readers to "get those votes in, either in the comments section or via email at Trainjotting@gmail.com. OK, time to spice things up in these dog days with a new reader poll. Every year we do the 'Best Damn Commuter Town,' which has been won by Larchmont and Pleasantville in years past, as voted on by Trainjotting users. These burgs (have been) saluted for their walkability, entertainment options, access to the city and aesthetics."

But, the website implores, "Let's take it in another direction: What's the worst train station in the region? This survey is looking specifically at the worst train station -- dirtiest surroundings. Lamest post-work imbibing options. Crime. Flooding. Inadequate signage. Sour people. Bad parking. Dire need of renovations."

The winning (or losing?) station will be recognized.

"The mayor or town exec in charge of (that) station will be notified of their (train station's) distinction by Trainjotting," the website states.

Nominations for the worst station in Westchester can be included either in the Comments section of the website or via email to trainjotting@gmail.com .

Let us know which Westchester County train station you would nominate for worst in New York or the best in a comment below or in a post on Facebook.

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