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Amtrak Outage North Of Washington  
User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5211 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5034 times:

A water main burst has cut off Amtrak service between Baltimore and Washington "for the foreseeable future" according to a radio report.

That ought overwhelm DL and US shuttle operations.


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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5211 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

The radio now defines "the foreseeable future" as "about noon" - maybe.


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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

I see DL and US snickering in the corner, and all the people who HAVE to be in NYC and Boston hopping on them.

I'm sure Metrobus will be packed on the BWI route as well...



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3791 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4685 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 2):
I see DL and US snickering in the corner, and all the people who HAVE to be in NYC and Boston hopping on them.

Amtrak from Washington to BOS takes like 7 hours and is as expensive as the shuttle (or at least as expensive as the Jetblue service to IAD) so I doubt they get a lot of the business traffic anyway.



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5211 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4601 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
Amtrak from Washington to BOS takes like 7 hours and is as expensive as the shuttle (or at least as expensive as the Jetblue service to IAD) so I doubt they get a lot of the business traffic anyway.

True about BOS, but Amtrak's share of DC-NY is about 60% and a no-notice diversion of most of that traffic to the airlines would make an interesting day for DL, US, CO, etc.



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4579 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
Amtrak from Washington to BOS takes like 7 hours and is as expensive as the shuttle (or at least as expensive as the Jetblue service to IAD) so I doubt they get a lot of the business traffic anyway.

Maybe not Boston, but at least Philly and especially NYC.

Your jetBlue comparision is apples and oranges. The shuttle goes to DCA, not IAD, for a reason.

And the ticket on Amtrak is half the cost of DL's and US's shuttle service, and that's on the Acela!
(Search was from DC-NYC tomorrow leaving around 8a and leaving NYC around 6p)
Trip duration is about the same when you factor in getting to the airport an hour before departure and just getting to the airport from downtown whereas the train station's already downtown to begin with, and you have to be at the station 30 minutes before departure. BOS is another story, and the air shuttle beats it greatly.



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User currently offlineRampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

Uh, folks, Amtrak is not an airline, but a train line. This is a NON-aviation topic.

User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5211 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4381 times:



Quoting Rampguy (Reply 6):
Uh, folks, Amtrak is not an airline, but a train line. This is a NON-aviation topic.

This Amtrak outage has direct and immediate impact on airlines and airports. You don't think that is sufficient nexus?



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User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3122 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 7):
Quoting Rampguy (Reply 6):
Uh, folks, Amtrak is not an airline, but a train line. This is a NON-aviation topic.

This Amtrak outage has direct and immediate impact on airlines and airports. You don't think that is sufficient nexus?

No, I do not.


User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Oh...the other Washington..I thought we might have had another landslide I was not aware of....


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