gprimr1 wrote:I meant passengers boarding trains at the end of a long distance route. And I was suggesting passengers north of D.C. in general to New York. Why would they buy a ticket and wait for an unpredictable arrival long distance train, either Silver Service, Crescent, Carolina or Cardinal, when they could buy a ticket for a more reliable arrival Regional train? They have Regional trains to select from, not just the always late long distance train.Usually, NEC patrons choose to ride "regional" trains northbound to NYCI'm not sure what you mean. You can't book a northbound ticket on a northbound LD train so regional or Acela is all they can ride. Do you mean they transfer in Washington? I never understood why people would do that. If I'm comfortable on the train I might as well stay there, after all once you make it to the NEC, you can make up a lot of time.
western Massachusetts passengers heading for Boston only have one, a long distance train, to choose from. It can be hours late. But that same train heading west to Chicago, is usually close to being on time in western Massachusetts, or in other words far more reliable.