Amtrak cutting long distance trains to 3 times per week

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Amtrak cutting long distance trains to 3 times per week

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:15 pm

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Re: Amtrak cutting long distance trains to 3 times per week

Unread postby hoborich » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:30 pm

Things should be back to normal by October 1st.
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Re: Amtrak cutting long distance trains to 3 times per week

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:16 am

Obvious ploy to make sure Congress gets Amtrak the funding they need to make it through the pandemic. Congress only responds to brinksmanship these days so I think the new CEO is playing their game perfectly.
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Re: Amtrak cutting long distance trains to 3 times per week

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:14 pm

hoborich wrote:Things should be back to normal by October 1st.


:lol: Cases still going up as we “open up”, my faith in this idea of “normalcy” that soon is very low

Truthfully I’m surprised they didn’t try and do this SOONER in the year. It’s a shame really as Amtrak would have been closer than ever to a break even if things had not happened as they did. (I.e. no pandemic)
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Re: Amtrak cutting long distance trains to 3 times per week

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:45 pm

Ypsi wrote:
hoborich wrote:Things should be back to normal by October 1st.


:lol: Cases still going up as we “open up”, my faith in this idea of “normalcy” that soon is very low

Truthfully I’m surprised they didn’t try and do this SOONER in the year. It’s a shame really as Amtrak would have been closer than ever to a break even if things had not happened as they did. (I.e. no pandemic)

They didn’t cut frequencies yet because they have the funding. Congress already paid for full Amtrak service to Oct 1. After that, they haven’t. So that’s the whole question.
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