- Aug 26, 2002
RPA just has the most recent timetables published by Amtrak. There's no reason for Amtrak to link to it; they already have them. But most of them are for 3 day a week service, so technically they're out of date, and Amtrak doesn't want to show out of date timetables.If RPA has a timetable site, and it's probably very accurate and up to date, could they offer that link to Amtrak so people could at least see it? No cost to Amtrak and a little "Presented by RPA" promotion for RPA.
Reminds me of a comparison between a clock that is broken and one that is off by a minute a day. which is better?RPA just has the most recent timetables published by Amtrak. There's no reason for Amtrak to link to it; they already have them. But most of them are for 3 day a week service, so technically they're out of date, and Amtrak doesn't want to show out of date timetables.
So I tried it. Hinton, WV to Chicago on the 24th. It shows Hinton and Chicago (that's customized?) and no intermediate cities. So I click on the details and it shows me 12 cities but not all. I have to click on "6+Stations Tap to see next 6 stations"to see them. Guess what? The first 10 intermediate cities disappear. Click on the "10+Stations Tap to see the 10 previous station" and the 6 are gone. So there is no way to see all he cities at one time with their times nor is there any way to print all the cities. This may work on a bigger screen but my laptop at full screen will only show some of them, not all.Create your personalized timetable
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Thanks, but that wasn't my point. I can get that information but it is yet another example of how poor Amtrak has become and it's still an open question as to whether it is incompetence (failure to check how their site looks on different size monitors and failure to see that what is displayed and printed differs from what they claim) or whether their intentions are "less than enthusiastic" about supporting long distance as has been claimed by many.
Thanks for the information. Your suggestion between NYP and PVD (Providence) worked exactly as you said it would. Never ever did I think I would feel nostalgic about the New Haven Railroad until now.There are no printed timetables. Detailed times are online and only for a single route at a time.
Click "schedules" on first page. You must put in a from and to and date. Pick train on left. Schedule is on the right. There is no easy way to compare train side by side.
Much the same way that some parks have limits on attendance in order to prevent overcrowding, Amtrak keeps the times of their train services secret as a way of crowd control.I was looking for the original timetables - bummer.