FYI. Should be two more sleepers leaving Elmira this morning. Crew was on duty 5:30am to taxi to Elmira and turn to Binghamton. Arrival in Binghamton between 8-9am.
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Alphaboi wrote: ↑Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:19 pmThe biggest problem with the NER overnight train is that they charge an extra $150 for the second passenger when the coach price is $49.Rockingham Racer wrote:Yes, and the price for them is totally and unrealistically high. Then, after poor patronage, Amtrak will be able to say that the idea was unsuccessful.Actually at $288 for a Roomette and $323 for a Bedroom the prices are pretty decent; the Bedroom is a bargain. These aren't much more expensive than First Class on the Acela, and it saves the cost of a hotel room (which can be expensive in either city.)
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Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:47 am Five to go, presumably after which, both Amtrak and CAF will say to each other "don't let the door hit you on the way out". This whole sorry execution of this contract will make for quite an interesting B-School case study.Yeah but at least CAF didn't give up, pack their bags and leave like Nippon Sharyo. That would have been a major problem for Amtrak.