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Silver Star Dining Car Removed Beginning July 1

13 Apr 2015 6:03 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

No matter how it is presented, the removal of the dining car from Amtrak's Silver Star beginning July 1 is unwelcome news.

From Amtrak:

http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/68/104/Amtrak-Lower-Sleeping-Car-Fares-to-Florida-ATK-15-022.pdf

--Jackson McQuigg

Comments

  • 14 Apr 2015 2:20 AM | Anonymous member
    I'll be traveling to NC and back on the silver Star later this month and in October. I experienced something similar to this change while riding the Lake Shore Limited with a Horizon Fleet Dinettte car. I have a hunch it could be the same thing, and if so, it was not too appealing.
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  • 14 Apr 2015 2:06 PM | Anonymous
    It is a slap in the face for Tampa customers, for sure. Gotta love the way Amtrak couches the reduction in service as a positive (lower fares!). Amtrak: Bringing you cattle-car airline service (without the peanuts!)
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  • 14 Apr 2015 5:11 PM | Anonymous
    Who's lamebrain idea is this, calling it a more diversified dining experience, especially on a long distant train for tired (customers is always right) travelers from NYC to Miami?? What majority poll was taken and where??? (Inside one of Mr. Joe Boardman's executive directors luncheons perhaps). Kowtowing to win Congressional approval only to throw many US rail passengers under the train wheels?? Talk about Operation Life Saver. What is needed is more, not less superior service.
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  • 21 Apr 2015 9:45 AM | Anonymous
    Didn't know where to post this, so I put it here.
    In my opinion, this is a "must read" article concerning
    the present-day plight of Amtrak:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/amtrak-acela-high-speed-trains-20150417
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    • 23 Apr 2015 3:56 AM | Anonymous member
      Mike, that's what the Message Boards / Discussion Forum is for. Wish there was more activity on it.
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