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R36 Combine Coach wrote: ↑Sun May 02, 2021 8:14 pmIf the latter is indeed instituted, it would be more like the current Hiawatha service between Chicago and Milwaukee. Nobody that I know of deems that "fit for Metra" by comparison.lensovet wrote: ↑Sun May 02, 2021 6:12 am Yes, Amtrak’s proposed expansion map shows establishment of new service to both Scranton and Allentown.The latter seems fit for NJT (running to Pburg until 1983).
R36 Combine Coach wrote: ↑Fri May 14, 2021 6:05 pm Hiawatha seems like a glorified commuter, many riders with 10-trip/monthly passes. It is 86 milesTechnically it is since the Milwaukee Road used to have commuter service between Chicago and Milwaukee. Hence why I feel it would be best for Metra to take over Chicago to Milwaukee service on both MLW and CNW trackage and have Amtrak focus on Chicago to Minneapolis trains, or others in the region (Green Bay, WI).
(shorter than Port Jervis or Montauk).
Pensyfan19 wrote: ↑Fri May 14, 2021 6:42 pm Technically it is since the Milwaukee Road used to have commuter service between Chicago and Milwaukee.Commuter trains between Chicago and Milwaukee on the C&M? Sure, "back in my day' MILW operated trains to Rondout (thence Fox Lake) just as they are now operated by METRA.