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Re: Amtrak ticket agents

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:31 pm

I predict when the riff raff finds out that getting a ride on Amtrak without paying can be done, local police will be so irritated with the constant calls from Amtrak that they will say to figure out a way to handle a non disruptive passenger who has money to pay that you will not accept or don’t let them on the train in the first place. With any business, must know and be prepared for all possible “what if’s”.
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Re: Amtrak ticket agents

Unread postby trainnut » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:21 am

The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers is experimenting with a station host program at the E. Lansing station. Station hosts will not meet all trains. At the beginning of the program only most the heavily traveled dates will be covered by volunteers. They are not apart of a caretaker program already in place. The station host program is used by other states like North Carolina and California and has been successful. Amtrak and the Rail Passenger Association is providing training for the volunteers.
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Re: Amtrak ticket agents

Unread postby Steve B » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:16 pm

Per a source at Amtrak, Kalamazoo will lose its agent sometime between late November and January. At or about that time, Battle Creek's staffing will be reduced to 5 days a week, and will continue to process the cash fares collected from the trains.
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