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Date: 01/15/22 01:49
Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: mundo

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 Modified Service in Advance of Winter StormFriday January 14, 2022 6:00pm et Modified Service in Advance of Winter StormJanuary 14, 2022In preparation for the forecasted winter storm in the Eastern U.S. and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our customers and employees, Amtrak has made the following temporary service adjustments for Saturday. January. 15 – Monday. January. 17:Saturday. January. 15• Crescent trains 19 & 20 (operating between New York and New Orleans) are canceled
• Silver Service/Palmetto trains 91 & 92 (operating between New York and Miami) are canceled
• Cardinal train 50 (operating between New York and Chicago) is canceled
• Capitol Limited train 30 (operating between Washington, D.C. and Chicago) is canceled.
• City of New Orleans trains 58 & 59 (operating between Chicago and New Orleans) is canceled
• Texas Eagle trains 21 & 22 (operating between San Antonio, Tx. and Chicago) is canceledSunday. January 16
• Cardinal train 51 (operating between New York and Chicago) is canceled
• Capitol Limited train 29 (operating between Washington, D.C. and Chicago) is canceled.
• Crescent trains 19 & 20 (operating between New York and New Orleans) are canceled
• Northeast Regional train 147 (operating between Springfield, Mass. to Roanoke, Va.) is canceled
• Pennsylvanian train 43 (operating between Pittsburgh, Pa. and New York) is canceled
• PiedMondayt/Carolinian trains 79 & 80 (operating between New York and Charlotte, N.C.) are canceled
• PiedMondayt/Carolinian trains 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 & 78 (operating between Raleigh, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C.) are canceled Monday. January 17
• Northeast Regional train 156 (operating between New York and Roanoke, Va.) is canceled
• Keystone Service trains 660, 661, 662 & 615 (operating between Harrisburg and New York) are canceled
• Keystone Service train 667 (operating between Harrisburg and New York) will originate in Philadelphia
• Pennsylvanian train 42 (operating between Pittsburgh,



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/22 02:25 by mundo.



Date: 01/15/22 02:41
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: jp1822

Maybe they should just say what trains WILL be running..........I know it's a wide span storm, but clearly Amtrak's taking things off the road this time than having a debacle like last time in the South, regardless of how much rain, snow, and ice may be coming!



Date: 01/15/22 04:15
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: Train29

1950's magazine advertisement: "Weather or no, go New York Central." 



Date: 01/15/22 04:16
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: JPB

Guess I don't understand why bad weather should lead to Saturday train cancellations along the NE Corridor given the pending storm won't arrive DC until mid-day Sunday and New York on Sunday evening.

"...out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our customers ..."

If you don't operate trains, you have no customers.




Date: 01/15/22 04:41
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: choodude

Train29 Wrote:
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> 1950's magazine advertisement: "Weather or no, go New York Central." 


Over seventy years ago and before billions - trillions? - of Government spending on Highways and Air Travel infrastructure led Americans to vote with their feet and leave railroads to wither and die.

Brian



Date: 01/15/22 04:47
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: altoonafn

Given how Amtrak treated its passengers in Lynchburg a few weeks ago, this is probably the right decision 



Date: 01/15/22 05:13
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: Jimbo

Thanks Mundo for the information.  The snow forecast as of Saturday morning for Roanoke is 9 to 15 inches Sunday and Sunday night.  

Here is the Amtrak info in a more readable format:


Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Friday January 14, 2022 6:00pm et

Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm

January 14, 2022

In preparation for the forecasted winter storm in the Eastern U.S. and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our customers and employees, Amtrak has made the following temporary service adjustments for Saturday. January. 15 – Monday. January. 17:

Saturday. January. 15

• Crescent trains 19 & 20 (operating between New York and New Orleans) are canceled
• Silver Service/Palmetto trains 91 & 92 (operating between New York and Miami) are canceled
• Cardinal train 50 (operating between New York and Chicago) is canceled
• Capitol Limited trains 30 (operating between Washington, D.C. and Chicago) is canceled.
• City of New Orleans trains 58 & 59 (operating between Chicago and New Orleans) is canceled
• Texas Eagle trains 21 & 22 (operating between San Antonio, Tx. and Chicago) is canceled

Sunday. January 16
• Cardinal train 51 (operating between New York and Chicago) is canceled
• Capitol Limited train 29 (operating between Washington, D.C. and Chicago) is canceled.
• Crescent trains 19 & 20 (operating between New York and New Orleans) are canceled
• Northeast Regional train 147 (operating between Springfield, Mass. to Roanoke, Va.) is canceled
• Pennsylvanian train 43 (operating between Pittsburgh, Pa. and New York) is canceled
• PiedMondayt/Carolinian trains 79 & 80 (operating between New York and Charlotte, N.C.) are canceled
• PiedMondayt/Carolinian trains 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 & 78 (operating between Raleigh, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C.) are canceled

Monday. January 17
• Northeast Regional train 156 (operating between New York and Roanoke, Va.) is canceled
• Keystone Service trains 660, 661, 662 & 615 (operating between Harrisburg and New York) are canceled
• Keystone Service train 667 (operating between Harrisburg and New York) will originate in Philadelphia
• Pennsylvanian train 42 (operating between Pittsburgh, Pa. and New York) is canceled

Here is what you can do to stay informed:
• Call 1-800-USA-RAIL if your trip has been impacted and change and cancelation fees will be waived
• Visit Amtrak.com or download the Amtrak app for the latest information on train status
• Subscribe to delay alerts for any train via email or text message at Amtrak.com/DelayAlerts
• Follow @AmtrakNEC and @AmtrakAlerts on Twitter for real-time service information on Amtrak trains

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.



Date: 01/15/22 06:40
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: GPutz

Thanks, Jimbo, for your summary.  I note that most of the cancelled trains make most of their runs on NS and CSXT with some originating/terminating on the NEC. Amtrak is responsible for operations on the NEC and most trains that operate only there are not cancelled.  To me this indicates that Amtrak does not trust NS and CSXT to operate Amtrak's trains during inclement weather.  Gerry



Date: 01/15/22 06:56
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: MEKoch

Amtrak and its partners do not want to be in the rail passenger business.  Any excuse for cancellation is valid in their eyes.  



Date: 01/15/22 07:27
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: AndyBrown

MEKoch Wrote:
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> Amtrak and its partners do not want to be in the
> rail passenger business.  Any excuse for
> cancellation is valid in their eyes.  

They'll find out the hard way that passengers are gonna quit buying tickets when service becomes this unreliable.  And once the passengers quit coming the ruse will be up.

Andy



Date: 01/15/22 07:56
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: justalurker66

I find it interesting that 29(14) ran and 29(15) will run (both leaving DC) ... the cancelled counterpart is 30(15) which will lead to two train sets being in Chicago for a few hours tomorrow.

Damned if they do, damned if they don't. A day or two of planned disruption is better than stranded trains. But either way, posters with no skin in the game will complain.



Date: 01/15/22 10:26
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: jp1822

AndyBrown Wrote:
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> They'll find out the hard way that passengers are
> gonna quit buying tickets when service becomes
> this unreliable.  And once the passengers quit
> coming the ruse will be up.
>
> Andy

Tough road to navigate, but Amtrak will lose some riders - it's an inevitable byproduct. Washington Post article said that Amtrak risks being seen, or regarded as irrelevant.. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/22 02:57 by jp1822.



Date: 01/15/22 10:50
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: PHall

Train29 Wrote:
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> 1950's magazine advertisement: "Weather or no, go
> New York Central." 

News Flash!!!!!!!  It's not 1950 anymore...



Date: 01/15/22 10:55
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: goduckies

Yup I'm done buying tickets in the winter.

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Date: 01/15/22 13:53
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: ProAmtrak

What the Hell happened with toughing it out, I mean this is disappointing!



Date: 01/15/22 14:24
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: PHall

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> What the Hell happened with toughing it out, I
> mean this is disappointing!

Because they got their butts spanked by the talking heads of the 24 hour news cycle over what happened during the last storm.



Date: 01/15/22 14:42
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: ProAmtrak

PHall Wrote:
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> ProAmtrak Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What the Hell happened with toughing it out, I
> > mean this is disappointing!
>
> Because they got their butts spanked by the
> talking heads of the 24 hour news cycle over what
> happened during the last storm.

Amtrak was better than this as far as before Airline Boy came in, look back at that!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/22 12:21 by ProAmtrak.



Date: 01/15/22 16:35
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: PHall

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ProAmtrak Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > What the Hell happened with toughing it out,
> I
> > > mean this is disappointing!
> >
> > Because they got their butts spanked by the
> > talking heads of the 24 hour news cycle over
> what
> > happened during the last storm.
>
> Amtrak was better than this as far as befroe
> Airline Boy came in, look back at that!

Looking back at the past fixes nothing. You need to deal with what's happening right now.



Date: 01/15/22 21:31
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: RuleG

Train29 Wrote:
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> 1950's magazine advertisement: "Weather or no, go
> New York Central." 

The advertisement is mostly still valid!  Service is still being operated on all former New York Central System routes.

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/22 06:12 by RuleG.



Date: 01/16/22 05:50
Re: Amtrak Modified Service in Advance of Winter Storm
Author: justalurker66

The suspended Capitol Limited runs over former NYC track.



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