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移動経路はこのように二つあります。前者は電車に乗るもので、後者はバスに乗る必要があります。

As posted on the guide box, there are two ways to go. You take a train with the first and a bus with the second.

How to parse 乗るもので here ? It doesn't seem to be the もので of "cause/reason".

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    What is the previous sentence? Any other further context you'd like to add? – snailboat Apr 13 '18 at 23:47
  • It's from a site to learn japanese grammar so there isn't a context, sorry. – Jirei Apr 14 '18 at 12:27
  • What, it has no context, and it's on a site for learning Japanese grammar? The 1st sentence should have the subject, then... as in 「経路図のように、 経路は二つあります。 / 行き方は二つあります。」 (And.. are you sure it's 経路 , not 経路図, 路線図 or something ? ) – Chocolate Apr 14 '18 at 13:08
  • I see, thank you. The site is pretty new and not totally perfect, so it's really not impossible that there are some mistakes => imgur.com/HVXu8Md – Jirei Apr 14 '18 at 15:13
  • @Jirei Ahh.. so it should be a typo for 「移動経路 このように 二つあります。」"There are two routes, like this." – Chocolate Apr 14 '18 at 16:51
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How to parse 乗るもので here? It doesn't seem to be the もので of "cause/reason".

You're right, the もので doesn't mean "cause/reason".

The で is the continuative form (or the te-form) of the copula だ (or です).
(Grammatically speaking, the continuative form of です is でし and the te-form is でして.)
The もの is a noun (物) for "(some)thing", "what" or "the one". もの can function like a pronoun and here it refers to 移動経路.

So your example can be rephrased as:
「移動経路はこのように二つあります。前者は電車に乗るものだ/です。そして、後者はバスに乗る必要があります。」

「移動経路はこのように二つあります。前者は電車に乗るもの、後者はバスに乗る必要があります。」
(電車に乗る modifies もの as a relative clause.)
"There are two routes, as you see. / like this. The former is the one with which you take a train, and as for the latter, you need to take a bus."

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The "もの" here refers to "経路". So, "前者は電車に乗るもので、後者はバスに乗る必要があります" can be rephrased as "前者は電車に乗る経路で、後者の経路ではバスに乗る必要があります".

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