Re: Trainnews - volume 13 - issue 002
Author: FUD
Date: 01-13-2020 - 07:32

11 & 14 the only Amtraks late? Hardly. Nearly all the long-distance trains are usually late, and at least a couple of the Cal-Amtraks in each service corridor are 1/2 hour or more late every day. Schedule padding at certain points along the line allows the the train to magically become 'on time' after accumulating considerable lateness, and is a useful adaptation to Murphy's Law. Of course, when the train actually is on time, that padding becomes a bore for those forced to wait a while at those time points.

One thing I have noticed is that #11 south of Santa Barbara seems to be allowed to run early if it's on time at Santa Barbara. Probably makes sense - not going to be picking up a lot of passengers in that area with Surfliners also covering the line.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Trainnews - volume 13 - issue 002 Espee99 01-12-2020 - 13:21
  Re: Trainnews - volume 13 - issue 002 Subway will become D line... 01-12-2020 - 15:21
  Re: Trainnews - volume 13 - issue 002 FUD 01-13-2020 - 07:32
  Re: Trainnews - volume 13 - issue 002 Craig Tambo 01-13-2020 - 22:49


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