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Amtrak and Kalamazoo Curfew

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:56 pm

For those who have not heard, the City of Kalamazoo has implemented a curfew beginning this evening at 7pm and lasting until 5am due to the violence seen Monday night. This curfew will be in effect for one week. The only exceptions are traveling to/from work and seeking medical attention.

Politics aside, I’m curious if anyone knows how this will affect the Blue Water? They’re still due in at just after 7:30 this evening, and I haven’t heard anything from the City regarding how that’s being handled.
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Re: Amtrak and Kalamazoo Curfew

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:01 pm

No one is riding trains right now anyway
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Re: Amtrak and Kalamazoo Curfew

Unread postby justalurker66 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:47 pm

Amtrak is leaving Chicago after their curfew each night ... I don't see why Kalamazoo's curfew would affect them.

People are riding the trains through Northern Indiana. Not the usual levels, but still people taking advantage of the service.
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Re: Amtrak and Kalamazoo Curfew

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:07 pm

Dropping 96% would hardly justify “taking advantage of the service” :lol: but it may be creeping back up, but last month was a really low month. It’ll be interesting to see when it gets enough to bring back a round trip or back to 6 trains.

https://www.wmuk.org/post/amtrak-travel ... s#stream/0

In Michigan, the Wolverine line from Pontiac to Chicago saw travel fall more than 96 percent.
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Re: Amtrak and Kalamazoo Curfew

Unread postby justalurker66 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:45 pm

It isn't the drop, it is the rise. Those 4% ARE "taking advantage" of the service being available.
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