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City of Miami

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Yesterday i was on NER171 from NYP to CVS. There was a "trespasser strike" near New London CN and the train was stopped, ultimately 3 hours. Amtrak was very good sending alerts to me all along. I gave my self a lot of anxiety that the train would be cancelled leaving me stranded. Amtrak did not do that. The train arrived eventually and as we all know got later and later. I arrived home after midnight, 4+ hrs late. But they got me home! AND I just got an automated phone call offering sincere apologies and informing me I will be receiving a voucher of undisclosed amount in the next few days! I don't care how much. I'm just very impressed. The ticket was very reasonable to begin with, $31!
 

AmtrakBlue

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What's up with 8(3)? Was apparently running all right until it hit the Cascades, now it is catastrophically delayed
Do you mean 7(3)?

Per Amtrak twitter alerts - downed trees. Passengers have been moved to alternate transportation to Seattle.
8(5) will be delayed due to late arriving equipment.
 
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7 and 8 are officially cancelled today as both direction trains are running significantly late inbound and yesterdays 8 arrival into CHI is still on the rails.
On another note, I still find it horrible management that Chicago is unable to put together another trainset for todays 7 and annul 7(5) in Spokane to help out today’s 8 from Seattle (with a dreaded bustitution of course). 8EAA860B-BC46-4AC7-9C45-DEB54F1BDCD2.png
 

west point

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Maybe the solution of very late EB #7 is to stub it out of Spokane. In place stub a short train out of SEA (1008 ?) run it to Spokane and turn it back to SEA as a train 1007. Use a p-42 and a BNSF AC loco to mitigate and snow ingestion. Give 28 passengers choice of bus to SPK or earlier train to SEA. #27 passengers the opposite. These alternatives can mostly be planned much earlier for #7 delays are well known in advance..
 

NSC1109

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A7-10 and A7-11 will not be stopping at any stations between Minot and Fargo, account operating changes due to winter weather. This was mandated by BNSF, not Amtrak.
 

Barb Stout

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A7-10 and A7-11 will not be stopping at any stations between Minot and Fargo, account operating changes due to winter weather. This was mandated by BNSF, not Amtrak.
What does A7-10 and A7-11 mean?

I hadn't heard about particularly bad weather up there (I sometimes follow it because I have family up there) and so I googled it and it just looks like typical winter weather that they get up there every 2 weeks or so. What's going on?
 

NSC1109

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What does A7-10 and A7-11 mean?

I hadn't heard about particularly bad weather up there (I sometimes follow it because I have family up there) and so I googled it and it just looks like typical winter weather that they get up there every 2 weeks or so. What's going on?

Considering the entire state of North Dakota is under a blizzard warning, your claim of typical winter weather appears to be mistaken and BNSF’s forecast won out.
 

TWA904

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Does anyone know what happened to make the Chief from 11/16 more than 9 hours late? Something happened at Fullerton, the very 1st stop to make it over 4 hours late.
 

trainman74

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Does anyone know what happened to make the Chief from 11/16 more than 9 hours late? Something happened at Fullerton, the very 1st stop to make it over 4 hours late.

Here's a tweet from Amtrak regarding that train - I would guess they were trying to fix a problematic locomotive at Fullerton, but then they ended up going back to L.A. to swap it out.

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There seemed to be more Wolverine issues a couple/few days ago, this time a trespasser incident. From the Twitter alert page, they arranged for bus transportation although it took hours. Then apparently if that last train doesn't get in to Chicago they have to cancel the morning eastbound. :(
 
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