• Slower Speeds on Empire Service

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by IROQ1986
 
WIth the new schedule, it now takes up to 20 minutes longer to go from Albany-Buffalo, either eastbound or westbound.

I inquired Amtrak about this issue, which I might add Amtrak responded to me within a period of MINUTES to my e-mail. Amtrak stated that CSX reduced its overall speed limit on the line and that the decision is indefinite. I tried to get more details, but Amtrak would not provide it given it was a CSX decision.

Can anyone provide more color on this issue? Is it deteriorating track issues? Is CSX putting Amtrak "in the penalty box" due to the incident outside of Syracuse this winter?

Thanks.
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  by videobruce
 
Could be just track work. It's the season!