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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:22 PM
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Amtrak Train Information for New Orleans Here
http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Am ...


Service Alert: City of New Orleans, Cresent, Sunset Limited - Revised Service Due to Hurricane Katrina

August 27, 2005 3:00 p.m.

Due to Hurricane Katrina, Amtrak is implementing a revised service plan for its City of New Orleans trains, which operate between Chicago and New Orleans, Crescent trains, which operate between New York and New Orleans and the Sunset Limited, which operate between Los Angeles and Orlando.
Southbound trains #59 (City of New Orleans) will terminate in Memphis instead of New Orleans on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28. No alternate transportation will be offered for passengers bound for destinations south of Memphis.
Northbound trains #58 (City of New Orleans) originally scheduled to originate in New Orleans on Sunday August 28 and Monday August 29 will instead originate in Memphis. No alternate transportation will be provided between New Orleans and Memphis.
Southbound trains #19 (Crescent) will terminate in Atlanta on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28 instead of New Orleans. No alternate transportation will be provided between Atlanta and New Orleans.
Northbound trains #20 (Crescent) originally scheduled to originate in New Orleans on Sunday August 28 and Monday August 29 will instead originate in Atlanta. No alternate transportation will be provided between New Orleans and Atlanta.
Eastbound train #2 (Sunset Limited) will terminate in San Antonio on Sunday August 28 instead of New Orleans. No alternate transportation will be provided between San Antonio and New Orleans.
Westbound train #1 (Sunset Limited) is cancelled between Orlando and New Orleans on Sunday August 28. No alternate transportation will be provided between Orlando and New Orleans.

Amtrak will continue to monitor the storm and make further schedule adjustments if necessary.

Amtrak reservation agents are contacting passengers regarding the schedule adjustments. Passengers may also call 1-800-USA-RAIL for assistance with their travel plans.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:27 PM
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1. No point in dropping hundreds of people into a disaster zone
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:33 PM
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2. How about designating them as emergency trasnsportation OUT of NO for
the stranded toiday through midnight?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:42 PM
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3. Exactly. On 9/11 hundreds of people were saved by NJ Transit conductors
who took their empty trains BACK INTO the WTC to pick people up on the platforms beneath the Towers and got back out in the nick of time. Why doesn't the PRESIDENT order Amtrak to help evacuate NOLA?
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:57 PM
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4. I don't suppose we could call Amtrak and demand they do this?
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 04:12 PM
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6. So I did call and reached someone with Amtrak in management,
Edited on Sun Aug-28-05 04:25 PM by caligirl
he says they had benn in contact with enmergency services down there for some time , in discussions about this. They were supposed to have used some amtrak traions to assist in evacuasted those infirmed and elderly etc, prioritized passengers. But that was supposed to have happened two days ago. Then he said they had to pull their equipment out of their. I didn't understand his reason for this. He offered to give me more information on this if I would call back tomorrow. but the bottom line is they did engage the proper people in discusssions to do ewhat we are talking about and to soime degree they did evacuate some, but he was enroute to Chicago, out of his office today, and so he did not have specifics on this.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 04:13 PM
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8. heartbreaking frustration, yes? time!! maybe call, email mayor's office?:
Edited on Sun Aug-28-05 04:27 PM by nofurylike
EDIT BELOW. sorry!!
_______
i know they are consumed by it all, but maybe some complaints to that office?

he did tell people to take the train out.

i'll try call. maybe if we all do??

**info
Contact Us:

Questions, comments or suggestions for this Web site are welcome. Please email feedback@new-orleans.la.us

Or contact the office of Mayor C. Ray Nagin at
1300 Perdido Street, Room 2E04
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

***Phone: 504-565-6400 ***changed to 504 658-4900
Fax: 504-565-6423
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****EDIT: i'm sorry. that phone number is to record a message. maybe emailing...
but from what i read of others' efforts, we will just have to let go of this. i'm sorry to add to people's frustration.
i feel helpless, as i know you all do.



peace, as best can be....
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 04:30 PM
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9. still not acceptable to care more about equipment than people. sigh. eom
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 04:36 PM
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10. At this point its up to them and if it
were me I'd be on a bike or foot and walk out. In the bay area we know we may not be able to drive home after the big one, they advise you keep food and walking shoes, etc, in the trunk of your car. It could take some people days to walk home here.


Emergency services may be culpable for thousands of deaths for not having this part well planned in advance. Otherwise they seemed to have done alright.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:15 PM
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11. yes. true, all what you say. thank you! eom
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 04:12 PM
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7. I called see my post below for details.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:58 PM
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5. unconscionable. so much for the mayor saying take the train out. it would
be the safest and fastest way out!

this is unacceptable!! they have, easily, ten more hours they could be RESCUING PEOPLE!!

if i were a NO resident, i'd sue 'em next week - class action.


peace
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