An Amtrak train abandons all of its passengers


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Government-run transportation: An Amtrak high-speed train left New York City this weekend without its passengers, who were instead waiting to board on a different platform where railroad employees had sent them.

“They literally sent us to the wrong platform, and the conductor took off without any passengers,” Damien Miano, a stranded passenger told The Daily News. “The right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing. It’s just so bizarre.”

Amtrak might make believe that it is a private company, but it has been a government entity for decades. Like the post office, it has no real incentive to make a profit and operate efficiently since all losses get covered by the federal government.

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3 comments

  • DK Williams

    Well…that’s one way to keep trains running on time.

  • Dale Martin

    I worked for railroads for about 20 years. This is incredible to me. I suspect the station personnel made the error, not the train conductor. As a rule, there are more errors in the media about railroad incidents that almost any other subject. After all if the conductor of this train sent the pax to the wrong platform, he would have known not to leave…The story just does not seem right to me as a RR vet…

  • I have revised my post slightly, based on your comment. I had used the word “conductors” I think incorrectly to refer to those who sent the passengers to the wrong platform. The article itself never used that word in this context and I think I was mistaken to do so.

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