by east point
frequentflyer wrote:[ Again, Amtrak's actions are telling, they want to RETIRE the trains and be done with them and apparently BBD.
I have loved my rides on the Acela, its nice ride,and its America's first, "high speed train" (at least to the public and media). It looks fast and cool.................But apparently its too expensive or mx intensive even for even lowly regional work.
Oue group generally agrees but who knows what is going to happen? If demand for AM-1s and-2s on whtever routes should increase Amtrak might need the -1s for seats on the NEC. One person here noted that if regional ridership should increase much above forecast in the time line of AX2s entering service the nine car regional might need so many more cars that some regionals would become -1s . No likely ? Probably not but as Amtrak management we would not preclude using AX-1s since Gateway bores will not be completed that limits more Amtrak trains thru NYP !