as far as I am aware, the Empire Service uses Amfleet I cars, so it would look like this:Help please
Is the rolling stock of the Empire Service similar to the Lake Shore Limited? Or is it closer to a commuter train?
Amfleet I cars top out with 72 seats. They haven’t had 84 seats in a years.The LSL has Amfleet II long distance coaches. These are distinguished by having end doors at only one end, fewer seats (more leg room), and larger windows. Empire Service uses Amfleet I equipment which have doors at both ends, smaller windows, and more seats. Still, they're a bit roomier than a commuter coach.
I think the count is:
Amfleet II: 59 seats
Amfleet I: up to 84 seats (2x2)
NJT Comet V: 117 seats (trailer coach without restroom, 2x3 seating configuration)
Not exactly what you're looking for, but last week I arrived JFK Terminal 7 at 2PM and was at Penn Station at 4PM - around 45 minutes for customs and then the most aggravating part of the trip was I burned around 25 minutes waiting on line to buy a MetroCard to exit the AirTrain. There were hordes of people at that time trying to figure out how to use the vending machines, and the little shop that normally sells them was closed. Arriving earlier in the day is probably easier since 2PM is peak time for European flights to arrive. By the way, you can buy 10-trip tickets for $25 (which equals the cost of 5 one-ways - so half price) and each card can be used for up to 4 people - so if you have multiple people with you, the 10-trip can be the cheaper way to go.If we make this trip we'll arrive at JFK mid morning, so would possibly book the 283 Empire Service departing at 1:20pm. Does anyone have any idea how long it may take to arrive from an international flight to getting to Penn during a weekday morning?
You physically don’t change trains. The engine on the LSL does change trains. So when in Albany you can stay on the train with your gear, or hop off and go into the station.Just so I understand the above posts correctly, there is no longer direct LSL service coming from NYP that does not require a change in Albany? I am planning a trip to Syracuse from Rhinecliff and was assuming the LSL would be a direct route.