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Re: Amtrak changes-LD Trains

Posted by Brightonr68 on Tue Aug 13 23:11:42 2019, in response to Re: Amtrak changes-LD Trains, posted by Brightonr68 on Tue Aug 13 22:50:51 2019.

People keep bringing up Europe

Most European countries are tiny, the size of a us state . Trains worked because you are not far . Inter Europeís travel is dominated by low cost airlines such as Ryan air , easyjet and vueling . You can fly from Rome to Milan for $25 all in . Italian rail offers heavily subsidized fares . High speed train for the select rich . People are not taking train from Paris or Rome to viena . Service is offered but the plane is preferred by most

Also petro is crazy expensive . $5 plus a gallon . People take trains because they are forced to economically . Unless you want to downgrade standard of living for the working class by jacking up fuel prices ((which jack up food prices as well) the comfortable Americans are not going to use the trains as much as Europeans . Europeans drag multiple kids in toe , travel light and are willing to put up with more discomfort than the average American .Cars killed the train companies not planes . Plane travel was too expensive until deregulation .

Need to make ld trains appealing for other reasons or discontinue .

Another European point . People travel on holiday way more than Americans . Very social society visit. Family and tour , hike and explore . I can name 10 people off top of my head who have not been 200 miles from nyc in life . European are willing to drag bags up and down stairs . The $25 Ryan air flights donít have jetways . You need to take a bus from terminal and climb steps of plane . Spirit air copied Ryanair Business model . They used to charge you $100 if you did not bring a printed ticket .


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