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#81 frequentflyer

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 01:27 PM

What renovations are going on at the ABQ station? Seemed cramped and dark to me. Not sure its a great idea from Amtrak to be sharing stations with Greyhound.



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 02:52 PM

. Not sure its a great idea from Amtrak to be sharing stations with Greyhound.

Why not?  Having an intermodal station benefits everyone, except perhaps taxi's....


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:00 PM

The real problem with serving lubbock is there's then no easy way to get to Fort Worth from there. You could use the UP line from Sweetwater to FTW, but I bet the UP would demand a king's ransom for that. So the easier option that will probably have less ridership is going from Amarillo to FTW completely on BNSF. At 800 miles, it is within the scope of Amtrak to create such a route, but it would be poor for a corridor service, and most likely require sleepers.


But even Amarillo would be a huge improvement for Lubbock, Clovis, Canyon and of course Amarillo itself.

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:30 AM

. Not sure its a great idea from Amtrak to be sharing stations with Greyhound.

Why not?  Having an intermodal station benefits everyone, except perhaps taxi's....
It benefits everyone if it is done fairly well - a la St. Paul MN. It is a disaster if it done poorly a la Indianapolis. What a hellhole that is for an otherwise stellar city.

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:47 AM

The Alvarado Transportation Center isn't even 15 years old. I leave it and it's a dank and dark space? :o

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 07:19 PM

It's not that old, but it's overused.  Waiting room is a little too small for SWC, Greyhounds, and Mexican buses.


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