- Aug 25, 2004
The new schedule is terrible. With the old schedule going north, I would get on in Atlanta at 7:30 or so and get last seating in the diner. The arrival in DC was between 9 and 10 AM which meant the train was truly an overnight train that left a major metro in the evening and arrived in the morning. Now, the train leaves Atlanta around midnight and arrives in DC mid-afternoon. Basically, the day in DC is gone already. Oh, and that is if the train is on time, but that is a post for another day.I guess I could put up with poor service and food - but the schedule change means catching a train at midnight or later (sometimes much later, like 7 a.m.) and spending most of the next day on the train, instead of getting stuff done in DC.