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daybeers wrote: ↑Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:56 pm I hope to use the shuttles! Haven't been to the Big E in a while. I saw somewhere there may be discounts at Big Y, anyone know about that?The platform is coming along. Display screens and glass walls for the stairwell/elevator houses are up. But it has been a slow process.. Everyone seems to be hinting at an October opening. If that indeed happens that would mean it took 14 months to demolish/build platform C.
Any news on the platform in Springfield? Can't believe it's taken this long.
The name change from "Shuttle" to "Amtrak Hartford Line" is interesting but makes sense, though I do agree with Kilo, some may get confused as all the Amtrak trains continue to Springfield, plus they don't allow bikes (a big negative for me, as I use my bike all the time). I guess that's the price MA pays when they didn't want to fork over enough money for the service (silly). It looks like the internal Amtrak system has switched over: the status and ticketing pages on the website show the new name. I took the picture below at the Meriden, CT station on Tuesday night the 10th (sorry for the quality).
In other news, CTDOT sent out a press release today with a short survey to join a Customer Advisory Panel for the purchase of new rail cars for the Hartford Line, Shore Line East, Danbury Branch, and Waterbury Branch. Big news!
Train60 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 pm Amtrak just published a new NEC schedule (eff. 9.23.2019) on their websiteWow, this is very very frustrating. I'm calling Amtrak right now. I agree this might be intern work: that box is still titled "Greenfield Service" and Acelas are still called Acela Express.
https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/proj ... 092319.pdf
Page 9 of this timetable includes this small box
Its not totally clear what they had in mind, but these to me look like Employee Timetable points, not passenger stations!
Maybe they've got an intern designing the public schedules now.
Memo to Amtrak -- the Valley Flyer passenger stations stations north of Springfield are