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Date: 10/13/20 23:22
CZ regains Holdrege NE as a stop
Author: dan

It was terminated due to ADA regs recently, so trains were not stopping there anymore, but a solution is here now.  Not using  the  depot thou..

https://nebraska.tv/news/local/amtrak-will-again-be-using-the-holdrege-location-in-a-slightly-different-spot?fbclid=IwAR2EFn7_j_TNnKbLAdTprOWFe2jpnmB1RXeQnbYWY4MNKM_SSV7_Pvo3IhA



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/20 23:23 by dan.



Date: 10/14/20 06:31
Re: CZ regains Holdrege NE as a stop
Author: mp51w

Did they ask the city for any money for the new platform?  That's a change in policy, if they didn't insist on it.



Date: 10/14/20 07:09
Re: CZ regains Holdrege NE as a stop
Author: MEKoch

Since Amtrak wants to exit the long distance passenger business, I hope the city of Holdrege does not invest any serious money.  



Date: 10/14/20 08:26
Re: CZ regains Holdrege NE as a stop
Author: dan

think it mentions up to 2 million from atk???



Date: 10/14/20 09:13
Re: CZ regains Holdrege NE as a stop
Author: Dcmcrider

The work was paid for out of the dedicated ADA compliance funding that Amtrak receives every year.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 10/14/20 17:43
Re: CZ regains Holdrege NE as a stop
Author: MOP1161

the Kearney Hub newspaper ran a story about the Holdrege issue      No bathrooms now for waiting passengers to use     No inside to use    Can't park next to the depot now   Have to park across the street in the city lot      Sad way to run a RR



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/20 17:44 by MOP1161.



Date: 10/16/20 06:19
Re: CZ regains Holdrege NE as a stop
Author: P

MOP1161 Wrote:
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> the Kearney Hub newspaper ran a story about the
> Holdrege issue      No bathrooms now for
> waiting passengers to use     No inside to
> use    Can't park next to the depot now   Have
> to park across the street in the city lot     
> Sad way to run a RR

So, let me get this straight. Amtrak spent money to improve ADA accessibility to their train (that they just cut back to 3 days a week), but removed parking, restrooms and an interior waiting area for passengers in Nebraska where winters are harsh? Did I get this right?

Way to serve the public.

Posted from Android



Date: 10/16/20 07:31
Re: CZ regains Holdrege NE as a stop
Author: KimHeusel

P Wrote:
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> MOP1161 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > the Kearney Hub newspaper ran a story about the
> > Holdrege issue      No bathrooms now for
> > waiting passengers to use     No inside to
> > use    Can't park next to the depot now 
>  Have
> > to park across the street in the city lot   
>  
> > Sad way to run a RR
>
> So, let me get this straight. Amtrak spent money
> to improve ADA accessibility to their train (that
> they just cut back to 3 days a week), but removed
> parking, restrooms and an interior waiting area
> for passengers in Nebraska where winters are
> harsh? Did I get this right?
>
> Way to serve the public.
>
> Posted from Android

I don't know what the issues were, but it sounds like the owner of the depot couldn't come to terms with Amtrak over the improved platform and the use of the building. The depot has other office space leased out by the owner and the former Amtrak space will also now be used for that purpose.

Kim Heusel



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