Nasadowsk wrote:Why should they care? Amtrak published the schedule, they should follow it. Track work? Does Amtrak not own a telephone or have an email account to contact Metro-North and find out what's planned?Railjunkie wrote:You cant please everyone, most people dont care what your explanation all they know is they are not moving..
I don't get why this is so hard for people to understand. If the schedule says the train leaves station X at time A, and arrives at station Y at time B, then there's zero reason why I shouldn't expect that to be the case. It works like that everywhere else in the industrialized world.
You can expect all you want but when going from one railroad to another one must remember their trains will get priority over us, their playground their toys. The work being done is on the first interlocking south of the station. 3 station tracks go into 2 main tracks, there is no wiggle room. So you will sit at the division post until that single track becomes available. Be it 5min or 5 hours. The contract of carriage guarantees you a seat the schedule times in this case are a suggestion. If they had hit it right they would have gone straight in and out with little to no delay. A lot depends on how quick the foreman clears his gang, which way the RTC has traffic, and where his trains are.
Amtrak and MNRR both know when and where the work will be taking place. In the case of above Ill bet that stop sign is there all week but the major work will be done on the weekends when there is less traffic. Hence the single track.