- Aug 24, 2003
In other countries that is what they do. Have many many more Sleeper Cars.It does seem like there'd be a market for an intermediate accommodation between these two. Alternatively, if we could simply triple the number of sleeper cars, the price per room would come down, and if the price were lower, more people would spring for them.
Also since shared sleeping accommodation is not a bugaboo in most other places it is much easier and cheaper to figure out how to put 60+ people in a single car with sleeping accommodation for night time and sitting during daytime, which again makes it possible to charge lower fares. The whole problem in US has to do a bit with American exceptionalism, and well one has got to pay for things that one insists they must have