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#21 WoodyinNYC

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:32 PM

On the contract status front, was there any discussion here of the Amtrak Inspector General report, date Nov 16 2017, which has useful information: TRAIN OPERATIONS: The Acela Express 2021 Program Faces Oversight Weaknesses and Schedule Risks

 

Anyone want to bet that all of these projects will be completed by 2021 or 2022?

Much delay and it will start to pinch. Deliver the cars on time and start to make money, to make the first payment in June. Otherwise, anyone spare some change?



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:34 PM

 

 

 

...was there any discussion here of the Amtrak Inspector General report, date Nov 16 2017 ?  It stated there was already a 3 month slip or delay in the design and production schedule.

 

The infrastructure portion of the  program includes 10  projects on the Northeast Corridor totaling $850 million. ... four of these projects must be completed to run the new trainsets, and two must be completed to run trains on the higher-frequency timetable.

Anyone want to bet that all of these projects will be completed by 2021 or 2022?

Completed on schedule? Nah. Alstom says they're already 89 days behind. In the end, I'm betting that the Sunnyside Yard item entangled with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is the one Least Likely To Succeed. YMMV

 

 

89 days isn't much on such a large order like this. I have faith in Alstom. Unlike the Bombardier-Alstom Consortium. 


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

Alstom released a short YouTube video illustrating the progression of their HSR train set design. The link was kindly posted on railfan.net.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:50 PM

I think those are going to be some beautiful trains when delivered. The question is can we wait 2-3 more years of the Acela product degrading?


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 04:19 AM

There really is no choice on that matter. So suck it up and bear it.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:56 PM

Alston has extended its facility lease and hired more workers. More Amtrak related work will ramp-up in April.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:00 PM

Good to know.


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