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Amtrak to borrow NJT/MARC equipment for Pope Weekend

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Amtrak will be utilizing NJT and MARC train sets and run them on the NEC as "Event Extras."  Those event extras will also be making an extra stop at Hamilton NJT station.

 

Event Extras running between NYC and Philly will be NJT's, MARC sets will be for trips between DC and Philly

 

NEC Schedule: http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/893/771/WMOF-W02,0.pdf

 

Keystone Schedule: http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/282/302/WMOF-W10.pdf

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Amtrak will be utilizing NJT and MARC train sets and run them on the NEC as "Event Extras."  Those event extras will also be making an extra stop at Hamilton NJT station.

 

Event Extras running between NYC and Philly will be NJT's, MARC sets will be for trips between DC and Philly

 

NEC Schedule: http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/893/771/WMOF-W02,0.pdf

 

Keystone Schedule: http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/282/302/WMOF-W10.pdf

I hope NJT riders wouldn't get confuse.

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Luckily I booked my Acela ticket for Saturday TWO months in advance. I'm not even going to see the pope. That would've been a cool trip I got to see him though...

 

I hope NJT riders wouldn't get confuse.

I hope for theirs and NJT's sake they don't either. Because then they're gonna blindly hop on an Amtrak supplemental train without reading the signs, end up in Philly, and then whine about "incompetent" NJT is.

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Why doesn't Amtrak have enough extra train sets on hand? I'd imagine they would have extra train sets somewhere that could w brought over

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It doesn't look like those commuter train sets from NJT/MARC will be needed, according to the website, none of the Amtrak trains to Philadelphia from DC, NYC, and Harrisburg are sold out

One Keystone train will make a stop at Hamilton NJT station both directions, both days train 871 at 8:57am and 866 at 11:10pm

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Why doesn't Amtrak have enough extra train sets on hand? I'd imagine they would have extra train sets somewhere that could w brought over

 

Check out railroad.net. I've read from posters there that in general Amtrak doesn't have a lot of equipment to spare.

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Check out railroad.net. I've read from posters there that in general Amtrak doesn't have a lot of equipment to spare.

Interesting, thanks!

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