Im writing this from on board the Carolinian. As someone who enjoys sitting in the lounge car, I've started noticing that lounge cars have started "closing" more and more lately. I'm not talking about the attendant just taking a break, but the Conductors actually announcing the car is closed and passengers must return to seats. Since we left at New York this morning this has happened twice now. Once in DC, and now in Rocky Mount NC. Just slightly annoyed and wondered if this is super common, I've noticed it on the Silver Trains and the Crescent lately too.