Posted 29 May 2017 - 11:28 PM
Good riddance. As much as I'd have liked to have seen Amtrak finally grow a pair and inform the WPB school district that they could either plan this 12 months in advance, or deal with existing ticket holders, I won't be sad to see kicking ticketed passengers off come to an end.
I'm split. On the one hand, I think Amtrak could have found better ways to deal with the situation than they did (putting a notice on the dozen most likely dates would have been a starting point, and putting a sleeper and a coach on the front for pre-booked pax but making sure there was always someone staffing an FSC in the middle to keep them and the kids apart would have been a compromise). Actually, seeing that picture, can anybody tell me why when Amtrak was sidelining all of those Superliners last year they couldn't have simply run this as a Santa Fe-style split level train? It's not like the Superliners needed to go north of WAS for this. Altering the Star's schedule for a day wouldn't have been the end of the world (I think a lot of folks could endure the altered schedule; it's more the total loss of the schedule, and with it a number of viable pairs, that's at issue).
Edited by Anderson, 30 May 2017 - 12:32 AM.
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