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Monday, June 9, 2008

Amtrak Service - Boston to NY (and back)

For those traveling between Boston and New York, Amtrak has always been a nice alternative to buses and planes. With buses there is always the fear of being delayed by traffic jams and of possibly dying in a fiery rollover accident (yes, I am talking about Fung Wah buses). With planes there is always the hassle of security lines, not ending up quite in the city, and the guilt of a large carbon footprint.

In any case, there will be NO Amtrak service between Boston and NY between June 14 and 17th. Work will be done on a bridge during that time and, while this is probably a good thing, four days seems a bit on the short side.

Disclaimer: I have only ridden Amtrak once since an agonizing Thanksgiving weekend trip from NY to Providence back in 1999 ... but that's a story for another time.