eNewsletter for January 16, 2012   January 20th, 2012

Amtrak admits that the average age of its equipment is older now than it was when it “inherited” its original equipment from the railroads in 1971. Most of the Superliner equipment is now 32 years old and even the newest is 19 years old. Of the 479 Superliner cars originally ordered at least 49 over the years have been lost due to accidents. The routes that have Superliner equipment have the highest occupancy rates at Amtrak and often turn away passengers because of lack of equipment. Yet Amtrak has no plans to buy additional equipment for the Superliner routes to even keep up with lost equipment let alone to increase ridership and revenues on existing trains. NB

January 16, 2012

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