COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

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Qapla

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Ryan,

If you are referring to my post, it was a reply to a post in another thread and was moved here by the mods ... so, it is now "out of context" - sorry for the misunderstanding
 

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Ryan

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Ryan,

If you are referring to my post, it was a reply to a post in another thread and was moved here by the mods ... so, it is now "out of context" - sorry for the misunderstanding
What exactly makes it out of context? Are you not talking about changes to service patterns based on COVID-19?
 

Qapla

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What exactly makes it out of context? Are you not talking about changes to service patterns based on COVID-19?
Yes, it was a comment about changes to service ... in answer to another comment about changes to service - the comment above mine had suggested
Ideally with States South of the Tri-State not happy with New Yorkers fleeing into their States the best thing to do is cancel the Silvers and anything else South of NJ until the pandemic has waned.
Now, before these comments are deemed off topic again - by allowing the Silvers to run in the lower portion of the route instead of restricting it to the suggestion above - it would serve more people who are still traveling than it would by confining it north of NJ
 

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I'm not sure why you think that your comment is off topic in a thread about Amtrak and COVID-19.

And now we've come full circle and I ask you again - why cancel any portion of the route (because as you're no doubt aware, "confining it north of NJ" means it doesn't leave the station)?
 

Qapla

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I'm sorry about the confusion.

I don't think it should be cancelled.

Someone else mention in another thread that the Silvers should/could be cancelled from NJ south. I responded to that idea. My post to their comment in the other thread was deemed off topic and moved here (the post I was answering was not moved). It showed up here displaced. Without the context you wondered why I made such a comment. I tired to explain ....

Again, sorry for the confusion ...

Let's get back to talking about C-19 and Amtrak
 

daybeers

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Why cancel them anywhere? There are some people for which it is essential to move from place to place.
I completely support public transportation continuing to run at the moment due to essential workers who need it to commute, but long-distance trains? Not so much.

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I think another valid concern, as mentioned in another post, is that once you suspend a service indefinitely it does not always come back again when things get better. To wit the Sunset East. The current makeup of the board and the administration concerns me in this regard.
Unfortunately, I think this is an entirely plausible scenario.
 

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Rather than talking about what’s wrong with the policies of the opposing political party, it would be a whole lot more productive if both parties would work together during this global crises. There will be plenty of time for politics after this is over. I realize it’s wishful thinking but this is a time when we should be unified, as post 9/11, rather than divisive.
 

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Rather than talking about what’s wrong with the policies of the opposing political party, it would be a whole lot more productive if both parties would work together during this global crises. There will be plenty of time for politics after this is over. I realize it’s wishful thinking but this is a time when we should be unified, as post 9/11, rather than divisive.
This is NOT a meet-in-the-middle moment. It's a time when we urgently need to act on the best science-based plan we can implement. When one party routinely disparages science and objective fact, moving in that direction is harmful, not helpful.
 

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Amtrak (and plane) passengers arriving in Montana to be screened, but apparently not those travelling by private vehicle:

 

tomfuller

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Yesterday's southbound Coast Starlight (11) did not leave Seattle. The northbound (14) will leave LAX this morning. Why can't Amtrak Police carry thermometers and ride the trains instead of having the National Guard standing on the platform?
 

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Yesterday's southbound Coast Starlight (11) did not leave Seattle. The northbound (14) will leave LAX this morning. Why can't Amtrak Police carry thermometers and ride the trains instead of having the National Guard standing on the platform?
Again, who really needs to ride LD Trains between "Hotspots" like California and Seattle??
 

crescent-zephyr

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Again, who really needs to ride LD Trains between "Hotspots" like California and Seattle??
The people who are buying tickets and riding them? An example would be.... someone who lost their job in LA and has family in Klamath Falls..... maybe they need to quickly move in with family because they can’t pay the rent anymore.

That’s why a transit system exists....
 

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The people who are buying tickets and riding them? An example would be.... someone who lost their job in LA and has family in Klamath Falls..... maybe they need to quickly move in with family because they can’t pay the rent anymore.

That’s why a transit system exists....
Within reason. Running a long distance train for maybe ten people in some kind of "hypothetical" situation makes little sense.
 

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.... someone who lost their job in LA and has family in Klamath Falls..... maybe they need to quickly move in with family because they can’t pay the rent anymore.
So they will abandon their residence, leave everything they own behind??? Shut the door, leave it ALL to be disposed of by the landlord. The only personal property they will "move on" in life with is the clothes on their back? Is that what you're saying?
 

crescent-zephyr

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So they will abandon their residence, leave everything they own behind??? Shut the door, leave it ALL to be disposed of by the landlord. The only personal property they will "move on" in life with is the clothes on their back? Is that what you're saying?
Of course not. I’m not working out details for a hypothetical person in LA.... maybe they ship it all in boxes or put it in storage? Idk.
 

Bob Dylan

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FWIW, Train 5/6 tentatively scheduled to resume thru service on April 13....
Probably to early, especially with Chicago,Denver and the Bay Area being "Hot Spots"!

Bus Drivers are getting Sick and even Passing Away, Railroaders and Amtrak staff are not exempt!
 
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