Amtrak Sucks More Than New Jersey Transit

Amtrak owns the right of way between Penn Station in NYC and Trenton.  NJ Transit pays for the right to you those tracks. Also Amtrak owns NY Penn and leases space to NJ Transit.  I was glad to read that NJ Transit filed complaints and met with Amtrak officials to discuss the delays.

The article states “NJ Transit officials are seeking “details on immediate and long term corrective actions being taken regarding recent service disruptions, what plans will be in place should a rare instance like this occur again,”  What do they mean by rare.  There are delays every day caused by stalled trains, downed wires, and signal problems.  Thus most of the problems on the North East Corrider are caused by Amtrak while NJ Transit customers have to suffer.

The bottom line is that there is poor maintainence of the tracks, equipment and switches by Amtrak personnel.  The managers responsible for the maintainance should be fired.  Perhaps the U.S. Congress should investigate their operations.  I really think that customers of mass transit who are greatly inconvenienced by delays should get refunds.

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