Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Amtrak Comes Out of the Dark In Cleveland

Amtrak started morning train service to New York City yesterday! This is good news for weary riders who had to be night owls to do this in the past. Apparently the train is leaving Cleveland at 7am and you will arrive in New York (Penn Station) at 6:45 pm. This of course could be much faster if we get into the Three C Corridor Plan and the Hub Initiative but for now, it's great progress, imho. And not just mine.

Here is a quote from yesterday's PD article, written by Grant Segall: "It's good news for Cleveland," said Ken Prendergast, spokesman for All Aboard Ohio, a nonprofit group promoting rail travel. "We like to wake up at reasonable hours and ride trains at reasonable hours." And travelers will get some brighter views along the way. The route runs through New York's Mohawk Valley and Hudson Valley en route to Manhattan. "It's a scenic ride," said Sheldon Lustig, a railroad consultant in Mayfield Heights. (you can read about it here on the blog Cleveland vs. The World, as well as other info regarding Amtrak funding on the All Aboard Ohio website)

Want to be one of the first to do this? Here is the Amtrak train schedule; go ahead, get your ticket :-) Peace Out - 3C