ReRoute of CZ #5/#6 Oct. 1/2/3

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Bob Dylan

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Per a post on trainorders, #5 and #6 will be Rerouted due to track work on the BNSF Line on Sat. Oct.1/Sun Oct. 2/Mon Oct.3. #5 and #6 will run non-stop between CHI and OMA on the UP Line. There will be Bustituitions :rolleyes: for the stops between OMA and CHI as far as GBB, no alternate Transportation will be provided for Princeton and Naperville. :eek:

If Im not mistaken some of our members may be riding #5 heading West this weekend, wondering if Amtrak has notified anyone?? :unsure:
 
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AlanB

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I just hope that running on the UP doesn't cause delays, we don't need that!
 

bretton88

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I just hope that running on the UP doesn't cause delays, we don't need that!
The longest part has been waiting for the pilot, sometimes it isn't there in a timely manner, otherwise it is faster than the current route (all double track, 70mph). They should have tried to work out an arrangement with the UP to run the CZ over it for the last 6 months, it wasnt affected by the flooding.
 

AlanB

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They should have tried to work out an arrangement with the UP to run the CZ over it for the last 6 months, it wasnt affected by the flooding.
I'm sure that there was lots of alternate traffic on that line, which would have bogged Amtrak down there too. And then there is the expense of the pilots.
 

HotlantaAl

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Is this why there has been Service Disruptions for the past 2 days for CZ #6?
 
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