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Posted by Gilbert B Norman (Member # 1541) on :
While the San Francisco-LA "sleeperbus" appears to have faded away during COVID, The New York Times reports that a new service between Wash and Nashville has begun.

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Somehow, I doubt if this will begin to compare with airline Business Class and its "Open Roomette". This to me looks more like an "Open Double Slumbercoach".
Posted by George Harris (Member # 2077) on :
My first thought is, "Why Nashville?
Posted by Gilbert B Norman (Member # 1541) on :
2.01M "peeps" within the MSA; ease of entry and exit from the market.

Even if the 81 is not known as a pleasant driving experience (trucks), it is rather direct from the DC area: 66-81-40.

Who knows to what extent that Amtrak goes nowhere near Nashville and likely never will again was a factor in selecting that route?

Nashville is really not on my "favorites; must visit". To me, hotels are absurdly overpriced and hard to get into - and for what?

I do have good friends who reside in the area. When I visit (not since '19; wonder why?), even though there is an Italian restaurant near Vanderbilt we all like (survived COVID), I just stay at an Express in Antioch, which can still be $200ni - they can do the driving to/from there.

Finally Mr. Harris, would you be about to ride if it were extended to Memphis?

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