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Date: 05/14/22 12:04
cross border passenger service
Author: exrtc

It seems Amtrak has once again postponed reinstatement of cross border passenger service, citing a lack of personnel.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/amtrak-seattle-vancouver-postponed-1.6453663


Chris Rye
Atlin, B.C.



Date: 05/14/22 12:14
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: TAW

exrtc Wrote:
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> It seems Amtrak has once again postponed
> reinstatement of cross border passenger service,
> citing a lack of personnel.
> https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/am
> trak-seattle-vancouver-postponed-1.6453663
>
>

Yup. WSDOT has an almost NEC attitude about our very own flyover country. Train can't go to and from Canada, so Bellingham, Mt Vernon, Stanwood, Everett, and Edmonds got no service. Now, WSDOT wants a train and all the folks were laid off because they didn't. Sounds like a Class 1 railroad,doesn't it?

TAW



Date: 05/14/22 12:33
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: toledopatch

TAW Wrote:
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> exrtc Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It seems Amtrak has once again postponed
> > reinstatement of cross border passenger
> service,
> > citing a lack of personnel.
> >
> https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/am
>
> > trak-seattle-vancouver-postponed-1.6453663
> >
> >
>
> Yup. WSDOT has an almost NEC attitude about our
> very own flyover country. Train can't go to and
> from Canada, so Bellingham, Mt Vernon, Stanwood,
> Everett, and Edmonds got no service. Now, WSDOT
> wants a train and all the folks were laid off
> because they didn't. Sounds like a Class 1
> railroad,doesn't it?
>
> TAW

Same thing has applied to the Adirondack between New York and Montreal. its New York-Albany slot is filled, but the train doesn't run beyond there, which cuts service in half at Saratoga Springs and Fort Edward, cancels all service to other stations north of there.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/14/22 17:12 by toledopatch.



Date: 05/14/22 12:50
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: Passfanatic

It is frustrating that cross international border Amtrak service hasn't resumed. It doesn't just affect people who are heading to Canada. Unfortunately people who are heading to towns north of Everett on the Cascades are affected a lot. Unfortunately there is still a crew shortage out there so that is affecting when service across the international border will be restored. Existing crew members have to get requalified with the territory plus new crew has to be qualified so that way the cross border procedures are done correctly.



Date: 05/14/22 13:21
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: joemvcnj

toledopatch Wrote:

> Same thing has applied to the Adirondack between
> New York and Montreal. its New York-Albany slot is
> filled, but the train doesn't run beyond there,
> which cuts service in half at Saratoga Springs,
> Fort Edward, and Whitehall and cancels all service
> to other stations north of Whitehall.

No the slot is not filled betwen NYP and ALB, There is a 3 hour gap in each direction. 



Date: 05/14/22 13:35
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: DevalDragon

CBP is having trouble finding agents. This isn't just a railroad problem.



Date: 05/14/22 13:35
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: mundo

It was reported here 3/4 weeks ago, that crew were getting qualivied   Seattle-Vancouver.

Have no info it was fact or they pulled the plug.



Date: 05/14/22 13:36
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: toledopatch

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> toledopatch Wrote:
>
> > Same thing has applied to the Adirondack
> between
> > New York and Montreal. its New York-Albany slot
> is
> > filled, but the train doesn't run beyond there,
> > which cuts service in half at Saratoga Springs,
> > Fort Edward, and Whitehall and cancels all
> service
> > to other stations north of Whitehall.
>
> No the slot is not filled betwen NYP and ALB,
> There is a 3 hour gap in each direction. 

That's even more unfortunate.
 



Date: 05/14/22 14:38
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: CP8888

The Ethan Allen does not stop in Whitehall unless a new platform was built for it. The Rutland branch junction is south of the Amtrak station.



Date: 05/15/22 06:31
Re: cross border passenger service
Author: cutboy1958

It will happen. Eventually. Can not  run  trains  with no  crews. Know  any mechanical  people? Amtrak  could  use  them!!



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