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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    Was set to expire on May 11 now extended to September 13. https://www.tsa.gov/news/press/releases/2021/04/30/tsa-extends-face-mask-requirement-airports-and-throughout Moderator note: Discussion about the practical aspects of the Amtrak mask mandate (such as implementation and on board...
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    Masks now required even in private room with door closed.

    Amtrak has removed the phrase from their website saying you can remove your mask while in your private room with the door closed. It says required at all times except for actively eating or drinking or taking medication. They are citing federal policy that was just signed. Oh boy.
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    Difficulty using Amtrak's website to make connections

    If 3x trains are not bad enough for planning a trip, Amtrak’s website makes it even more difficult. I use the City of New Orleans to connect with other long distance trains in Chicago. Have done it for years. The City leaves New Orleans on Wednesday Friday and Sunday on the 3x schedule. Yet if...
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    Empire Builder holiday consist

    I am booked on a round trip on the empire builder the week between Christmas and New Years. I was originally booked in cars 0730/0830. I just received a new ticket in cars 0731/0831. Wonder if they are removing the 30 car or why would they move me? No reason was given in the email with the new e...
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    Amtrak says it will not run trains on routes without PTC

    See Trains News Wire article: http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/08/27-amtrak-says-it-will-not-run-trains-on-routes-without-ptc
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    No caretaker for Huntington, WV on 8/22

    According to Amtrak Alerts Twitter, there will be no caretaker and passengers will not have access to the building. https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1031977600023977987
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    Memphis Amtrak Parking

    Just a note to those that utilize the Memphis Amtrak station, upon leaving this week there was a note on the door saying that the parking lot will be closed and all cars must be moved by 7/29 or be towed at owners expense. There was no indication as to how long this is supposed to last or if...
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    New Amtrak Alerts Twitter

    Looks like Amtrak has launched a new twitter page for delays and service disruptions for LD trains and other service outside of the Northeast. https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts
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    Empire Builder in July

    I have a reservation leaving PDX on July 27 and I got a new e-ticket indicating a new arrival time into CHI of 4:55 instead of the usual 3:55. No reason why and the phone rep did not know either. I have a connection to train 59 in CHI. She the 4 hour connection has been reduced to 3. Does...
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    Empire Builder Cancellations 4/12-4/14

    Here we go with more cancellations. Thursday and Friday eastbound and Friday and Saturday westbound. This is getting ridiculous. These cancellations over snow are gonna kill this train.
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    Business Class on the Crescent

    Was checking the price on an upcoming trip in May and noticed that business class is not listed as an option on the Crescent after May 1. Last day available to book is April 30. I am booked in business class to NOL on May 25th and returning a week later in business class. Was wondering if it...
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    New Amtrak President on the Crescent

    Found on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLBragdon/status/782940742234832897
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    Business Class Offered Aboard Crescent Trains 19 and 20

    Starts April 1st https://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?c=AM_Alert_C&pagename=am/AM_Alert_C/Alerts_Popup&cid=1251634647589
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