by Philly Amtrak Fan
gokeefe wrote: ↑Wed May 06, 2020 8:30 pm I think it is absurd to propose an overnight service that leaves out the markets between MSP and CHI. Amtrak has suceeded to the extent that it has in recent decades by mastering the art of regional daylight service.Most of the relevant markets are well served by Chicago-Milwaukee service, an overnight service would allow passengers to travel between the two without having to give up eight "day" hours in between and instead "sleep it off". If I could travel overnight between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh I'd do it in a second. No one's saying it should be their only service, they're saying it should be in addition to the current service.
With regard to naming (which I think is very important for passenger wayfinding) I would suggest the Twin Cities Limited which gives a respectful nod to the MILW's Pioneer Limited and also helps avoid passenger confusion.
"You're on the wrong Hiawatha" really isn't something the public will tolerate at all. It leads to hundreds of "never again" however wrong headed such sentiment might be.