L' Enfant Plaza - flag stop?

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  1. Nov 25, 2018 #1

    LookingGlassTie

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    On two separate occasions, I have ridden a southbound Northeast Regional through Washington, DC.    Just after departing Union Station, the train stopped at L' Enfant Plaza.   However, that stop is not listed on the schedules for any of the Regionals.  

    Is it a flag stop?
     
  2. Nov 25, 2018 #2

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    I had the same question. Some here say that some NER trains stop there, but I don’t see it in the schedule.
     
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    95, 125 and 171 make L'Enfant plaza going south while 86, 174 and 176 make it going north. The trains involved  are listed in the VRE timetables since they stop on behalf on VRE as part of a cross honor agreement.

    Additionally, even if it was a flag stop, it would appear in the schedule as such.
     
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    It's listed in the VRE timetables. You can't book an Amtrak ticket departing from this station, but you are free to get off here if you'd rather not go to Union. 
     
  5. Dec 1, 2018 #5

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    Ah, that makes sense, as Gastonia, NC is a flag stop and it is listed on the schedule for the Crescent. 
     
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    Ah, that's interesting information. Thanks!
     

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