- Oct 21, 2015
Actually, yes it is.NO - that alone wouldn't be strange - but it was this portion from a previous post that had me concerned:
I don't think that is considered typical!
- it’s typical for train crew to only assist passengers on and off the train at the location of the passengers car on the platform. That’s all the train crew does.
- it’s typical for passengers to wait before or after a train in the station. I’ve waited hours in train stations waiting for a ride, or I’ve been dropped off hours before my train for various reasons.
What is not typical, is that a normally staffed and open station is completely closed. Yes there was a warning on Amtrak.com, yes the station staff is sick, but that is the only thing making this scenario not typical.
Edit to add - I’m not trying to be argumentative, nor do I not feel sorry for the passenger. She was probably very scared. I imagine her plan was to call her ride when she arrived at the station.