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  1. Jul 21, 2018 #1

    MainerTrainer

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    We were in Boston South Station today and learned the Acela Club is closed for repairs due to a broken water pipe. Apparently the beautiful ceiling is OK but much else needs repair or replacement. We were so surprised we forgot to ask when the work would be completed.

    The red caps are still there and theyll offer a bottle of water and a newspaper. The red cap we talke with said it should be very nice when its reopened.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2018 #2

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    it's been closed for about a month. Amtrak.com simply says "until further notice."
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2018 #3

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    There was word that when reopened, there would also be a name change and rebranding. That is all but confirmed now as the Club Acela signage has been replaced with Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge.
     
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  4. Oct 23, 2018 #4

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    Interesting. So is it possible that instead of repairing a water pipe, they were actually remodeling it or upgrading it or something like that?
     
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    Maybe the "Metroliners" are coming back too!
     
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  6. Oct 24, 2018 #6

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    "Month", MY FOOT!!!! I first saw that sign in mid July when I was there! Or maybe it was my prior trip there back in March! I keep all my paper tickets saved as PDFs, so I know each time I was there.

    Maybe your memory is slipping like mine. If I didn't have the info saved, I'd be thinking it was about a month, too! This getting old sucks!
     
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  7. Oct 24, 2018 #7

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    It makes sense.

    You can longer be told that you can go to the Club Acela or the Metropolitan Lounge, but not the other. Did the passes you got from AGR at one time say Club Acela on them, and the Metropolitan Lounge in Chicago did not allow their use?[​IMG]
     
  8. Oct 24, 2018 #8

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    Look at the date the post was made....
     
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    There was a water pipe burst....not everything of a conspiracy or lie.
    I was just in the Boston crew base a few weeks and it was just about destroyed.
     
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    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

    I believe that someone needs to calm down a bit. [​IMG]
     
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    Good catch...

    Maybe it's time for some valium???
     
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    Complete renovation and damage from burst pipe are not mutually exclusive. If an area was pretty much ruined and was going to be closed for extensive repair, doing a complete reno is probably not much more time or cost. Water damage would likely mean almost everything was going to be replaced anyway, if any mold took hold, it is often better just to get rid of everything rather than trying to clean and restore.
     
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    Renovations were already in the pipeline. The burst pipe fast tracked those plans. Seems the goal is to try to have the new Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge ready for the Thanksgiving rush.
     
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    Do you expect that they're going to do the same thing in Philly, D.C, and NYP?
     
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    I'll be in Beantown the weekend before Thanksgiving with the kids. I'll try to remember to report on that.
     
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    I would guess that NYP is possible. Do they not have a renovation planned very soon?[​IMG]
     
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    I would think so, since this appears to be happening in more than one thread [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Why did they rebrand the club?
     
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    I’ll be in BOS on 11/13 connecting from Acela to LSL. Will report on the club.
     
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    Someone had mentioned it elsewhere. I remember cause it came up right before the gathering.
     
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    There was a discussion about it, I remember stopping off at the CA after I spent the day at MSG working at USA hockey coaching seminars (thank you to the NY Rangers for hosting) and they confirmed that it would close for a total reno, but had no details on exactly when or for how long....
     
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    While it's an inconvenience it's definitely welcomed I was there after the gathering dinner and it needs some TLC from the traffic it sees.
     
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    Now that the CA has become an ML, does anyone know if it has showers? Because that would be a nice upgrade.
     
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    I'll guess and say that it's unlikely. Simply cause Chicago is a layover point. Boston isn't. [​IMG]
     
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    Chicago is the only ML with showers. The others don't, so it isn't like they go together.
     
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