Why don't Trains Maz start print Amtrak Systemwide Timetable??

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Why don't Trains Maz start print Amtrak Systemwide Timetable??
Posted by conrailman on Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:21 PM

Why don't Trains Maz start printing Amtrak Systemwide Timetable, make some money from it. Amtrak should ever stop printing these timetable. I love to have update systemwide timetable.Big Smile

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 12, 2018 4:25 AM

The Amtrak system timetable is more than 130 pages: https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/timetables/Amtrak-System-Timetable-0318.pdf

You can download and print it, if you want it on paper.
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, March 12, 2018 6:51 AM

Airlines stopped printing timetables years ago since there is little real demand for them and Amtrak is following suit for the same reason.  I've observed that timetables for individual lines are still available in their service areas so not all is completely lost.

As an aside, I don't recall any urban transit agencies that printed systemwide timetables for their suburban rail service. 

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Eastrail11 on Monday, March 12, 2018 7:25 AM

I believe Tri-Rail (SFRTA[South Florida Regional Transport Athourity]) still has timetables at their stations, last time I want was december and I was able to grab a timetable from a box holding them. Now you can find the timetable online, but for the older folks, and younger, physical copy would be better. No offense if any was taken. I wish I had a copy on hand, but for that I would have to ride the train!

I am pretty sure you can find a copy of the paper timetable online.

(Please excuse all poor grammar and typos) -Eastrail

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Posted by conrailman on Monday, March 12, 2018 6:49 PM

NJT print they timetable. I think Trains Maz could make money by printing Amtrak Timetable.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, March 12, 2018 9:39 PM

Will not name station for obvious reasons but station prints the timetable in Amtrak's web  site of the route it serves. Places those copies in a rack outside the ticket window.  The station prints about 100 at a time several times a month to replinish its inventory..

But of course passengers don't want to know which town they are passing thru ?  Sounds stupid ?

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:15 AM

conrailman
I think Trains Maz could make money by printing Amtrak Timetable.

How can Trains make money with the timetable when it can be downloaded for free from Amtrak's webside?
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Posted by conrailman on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:53 PM

VOLKER LANDWEHR
 
conrailman
I think Trains Maz could make money by printing Amtrak Timetable.

 

How can Trains make money with the timetable when it can be downloaded for free from Amtrak's webside?
Regards, Volker

 

 

 

 Amtrak Systemwide Timetable is 134 pages long. Who will Print all of them pages and alot ink too on they Home PC??My 2 Cents

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:12 AM

It's available.  I'm sure that more than a few people will print it out since the expense isn't that great.

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Posted by PJS1 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:51 AM

conrailman
  Amtrak Systemwide Timetable is 134 pages long. Who will Print all of them pages and alot ink too on they Home PC??My 2 Cents 

The timetable is a .pdf document.  You can print just the page(s) that you want.  For example, Page 59 in the March 2018 edition of the timetable has the schedule for the Pennsylvanian, which can be printed if desired without printing the whole table.  

Better yet, if you have a smart phone or a tablet, you can download the table and look-up any of the schedules.

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Posted by Dakguy201 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:43 AM

I've adopted the JPS1 solution -- download the timetable book to my computer and before a trip print the page(s) applicable to that trip.

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Posted by Deggesty on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:49 AM

It is also possible to go to the list of train schedules and print the schedule, complete with notes, of the train(s) you need.

There are several NE Corridor schedules, each one can be printed on two sides of a sheet of paper; you may need another sheet for the notes.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:15 PM

Would SOMEONE please enlighten me on why this person continually refers to the publication as 'Trains Maz' even on his member page?

 

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Posted by Deggesty on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:44 PM

Overmod

Would SOMEONE please enlighten me on why this person continually refers to the publication as 'Trains Maz' even on his member page?

 

 

Perhaps he has his own abbreviation for "magazine?" and wants to revise the English language a la Humpty Dumpty? If I were to abbreviate "magazine," I would use "zine," as many people are wont to do.

In my travels over the years of Amtrak operation, I do not recall seeing any other passenger using a system timetable. 

I myself have appreciated having a publication with almost pf the the desirable information in it (just I at times carried the latest issue of the Guide with me--and, once or twice, was able to help another passenger who had a question about a connecting train).

 

Johnny

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