On the other hand, the company lawyer noted:
Rhode Island would be OK if Buddy Cianci was still running the show!I laughed out loud at that line when I read it in an EMail a minute ago.
The fact is, the train, like the airplane and the ship, is subject to the whims of weather. Maybe not as sensitive as an airplane (for example, the theory amongst older pilots that there is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime), but still, when the water comes up it can be a problem.
On today's Acela, one passenger said her son had seen on the WWW that Amtrak doesn't expect to restore service until the 15th of April—a half a month. But, having just checked the Amtrak webpage, all I can see is through Sunday, the fourth. In the mean time some trains are being pushed through Springfield, MA, and then on down.
As an aside, when we showed up at the Route 128 station to retrieve my car, the person taking money for parking told me that some people had been paying $300.00 to get there by cab from New Haven. That is a pretty nice piece of change for someone traveling for pleasure or business. On the other hand, I got $60 knocked off my ticket by Amtrak as a refund for not getting me all the way to Route 128.
At least I am hope safe and sound and got to spend some time with my wife on the highway.
Regards — Cliff