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Date: 06/29/13 18:55
Amtrak delayed in Calif. Central Valley
Author: GenePoon

Extreme Temperatures Prompt Amtrak Speed Restrictions; Expect delays
CBS
June 29, 2013

> OAKLAND — Extreme heat has caused Amtrak to enforce speed
> restrictions on trains Saturday morning, which might result in
> service delays, officials announced Saturday morning.
>
> The speed restriction will affect San Joaquin service of the Oakland
> to Bakersfield section owned by BNSF Railway, according to Amtrak
> spokesman Marc Magliari. The speed restriction has been implemented
> due to anticipated extreme heat this afternoon.
>
> Passengers could see delays of a half-hour or more, Magliari said...

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Extreme Temperatures Prompt Amtrak Speed Restrictions

NOTE: Magliari was optimistic. Once the midday heat set in, delays were from one to two hours.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/13 19:04 by GenePoon.



Date: 06/30/13 06:10
Re: Amtrak delayed in Calif. Central Valley
Author: MarinCommuter

I was expecting to see heat restrictions on the Capitol Corridor route, too, and it still may occur. Sacramento highs will hover in the 108-110 range through Tuesday, and Davis/Fairfield should be around 106-108.



Date: 06/30/13 07:31
Re: Amtrak delayed in Calif. Central Valley
Author: PHall

Heat restrictions are not exactly news. They happen every year.



Date: 06/30/13 23:31
Re: Amtrak delayed in Calif. Central Valley
Author: DNRY122

(for the Blazing Saddles fans) As Hedley Lamarr would say, "Kinky!"



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