We have tried this, when trains are understaffed.SouthernRailway wrote:I have a novel idea for Amtrak:
Treat adults as though they are adults:
Let them board when they want to.
Let them sit where they want to
And let them get off when they want to.
Nobody gets on the right train, esp going to the right or wrong place.
People fight over seats, and the quiet car.
People dont get off at their stops.
Also we have the problem where you cannot just let people board a train when it is blue flagged by mechanical dept during the engine change and car add ons or removals such as train 89 and 90. You cant just let people run down to a platform thats busy with baggage vehicles and mechanical dept people working on the train. Once they are clear, then you can send them down to board. Americans are stupid, and they will sue for anything under the sun. There isnt enough warning signs to stop any of them from getting on and off moving trains, getting run over, getting burned, wet, shocked etc.