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palmland
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An article in the Albany Times Union (paywall) was quoted in trainorders forum, in part;

"To relieve pressure at Penn, Amtrak has been studying
> switching at least some of its trains from the Empire Corridor back
> to Grand Central.
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> While Amtrak officials didn't confirm that some trains will use Grand
> Central, a source said train crews are being offered the opportunity
> to bid for those runs.
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> Amtrak President and CEO Charles "Wick" Moorman told a state
> Assembly panel Thursday. "For perspective on this, Grand Central
> Terminal handles only roughly two-thirds the number of daily trains
> on double the number of train tracks, compared to Penn Station."
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> And while trains that come into Penn Station need to travel to a
> railyard in Queens to be serviced and turned around, Grand Central
> has a track that loops around the station so trains can reverse
> direction. "

This certainly makes sense for the Empire Corridor service trains and a real treat for anyone who despises NYP. Of course railfans, myself included, would love to catch the LSL out of GCT. But I suspect the logistics with servicing the train would be difficult to overcome. But then, maybe the Oyster Bar could provide catering!

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Grand Central puts travelers in the midst of the area most want to visit. The majority of hotels, Broadway theaters, etc.

Yes, many of the Empire service trains. Some others would not be suitable though because they depend more on connections from south of New York City, such as the Lake Shore and Vermonter.

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Here is the Albany Times Union report.

Fair Use:
  • Amtrak plans to undertake a massive track and switch replacement project at Penn Station that will cut its train capacity by as much as 25 percent. The work follows two derailments this spring. To relieve pressure at Penn, Amtrak has been studying switching at least some of its trains from the Empire Corridor back to Grand Central.

    While Amtrak officials didn't confirm that some trains will use Grand Central, a source said train crews are being offered the opportunity to bid for those runs
Mr. Google seems to have his way around many a paywall.
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Mr. Norman,

Just started reading what seemed to be an excellent article, but the Times Union quickly stepped in and demanded that I subscribe before reading on. Understandable, but frustrating.

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Mr. Nadeau, try a Google search for the article. I think you have enough keywords available from what was returned.

Evidently I was mistaken in thought that the AMP link would make the article "clean and Green".

The newspaper industry is trying to reverse their "mortal sin" made.on "Day 1" of the Internet. Content should have paywalled back then. Had that been done, there would have been no "frustrations" as that is what "Latter Day" users would have expected.

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Thank you. A search led to the entire article copied into a post on another site.

Guessing the reluctance of traditional print media to charge for online access was at least fueled somewhat by fear of what their competition would do (or perhaps more likely not do) if they acted first.

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Back in the day, Amtrak had a bus connection at GCT to NYP for passengers who were traveling further south. I wonder if that could be done now?
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Could it be done, Mr. Nicholson? of course.

Will it be done? stay tuned.

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