SouthernRailway wrote:I doubt Amtrak would allow NJT to operate its own service over non-New Jersey trackage. That said, I believe that at the end of Clocker service NYP-PHL, Amtrak was using ALP-46s and NJT cars with its own crews. Might be worth another look.TomNelligan wrote: Maybe they've concluded that there is no economically viable market. The key words there are "economically viable" -- would it contribute to Amtrak's bottom line after expenses and whatever ticket sales are diverted from existing services? There is also no assurance that the commuter authorities want to lease out equipment on more than a one weekend a year basis.That certainly may be the case. If Amtrak or any commuter railroads have looked at this type of service, I'd be curious.
NJ Transit leased equipment to the Atlantic City Express service for a long time. I'd think that a commuter railroad itself could operate its own equipment or lease it to Amtrak.
Moderator's Note: I think that we'll move this to the Amtrak forum pretty soon, unless there's a compelling reason not to.