Wild guess, but maybe the problem is in Chicago (where both trains run) where weather can be more severe?The City of New Orleans and the Texas Eagle --- ***???
The worst weather on the City of New Orleans route seems to be 2-4" of snow in Memphis.
The worst weather on the Texas Eagle route seems to be 1" of snow in St. Louis.
(I used to live between STL and MEM for 4.5 years... and yes, that amount of snow will cause some road issues... but should not significantly impact rail).
Absolutely pathetic. Weather is being used as an excuse to cancelled trains because of staffing issues I am guessing.
Also, they could easily run a "stub" 50/51 to IND or CIN.
I honestly have about had it with Amtrak. We have been using them monthly to travel between Northern Wisconsin (home) and where my folks live (Glenview), but with our trips cancelled in Jan, Feb, and March now... as there will be no #7's on Thursdays when we need to head home... I am about to give up on them. Time to shelf the Amtrak credit card and use my new Hawaiian Airlines card.
Some NEC trains are showing canceled but they may not be finished inputting all of them. I imagine there will be a formal Alert posted soon.I had previously booked #66, in November, to travel from BWI to Boston in March and had already been rescheduled on a morning Acela, but has Amtrak has already updated Amtrak.com to include the reduced schedule moving forward?
I was fortunate to qualify for S+ next year and am planning to visit NYP and Moynihan Train Hall, and hopefully take advantage of a few First Class Acela upgrades.
Amtrak has announced that, due to staffing shortages (not weather) that some (not all) long distance trains are going to be reduced to 5 days weekly. Also NEC and state supported routes will see cutbacks. Amtrak says it is temporary until the staffing issue can be resolved with new hires and training.