Good news: Amtrak has settled their contract disputes, and there won’t be a service interruption this year.
Bad news: Commuter rail service still sucks, says “Train Rider”:
So, the 7:19 a.m. showed up to Grafton at 7:55 a.m.. I was on my way to my car to drive in, but heard the train so booked back to the platform.
All of the doors were shut, so passengers had to open them to board the train. There were no conductors to be seen to either explain the delay or collect passes.
The biggest issue is the fact that NO ONE made any announcements the entire trip, but especially to say the train became a local, so we’ve stopped at every station, including all of the Newton stops. No doubt the P508 turned into a local train because the P510 was delayed due to the P508 delays.
I am beyond irritated. Sure, I’ll get $15.50 back in 6-8 weeks, but really, I just want to get to work on time.