U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-14-2011, 03:50 PM
 
727 posts, read 1,210,029 times
Reputation: 351

Advertisements

Atlanta-to-Savannah train pushed by transit supporters | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

I like the Idea, I could see it as a boost for georgia's economy.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-14-2011, 06:18 PM
 
9,008 posts, read 13,011,251 times
Reputation: 7622
Not just Savannah, but if you put an AMTRAK line that cut from Atlanta to Miami, you'd be able to pick up the Silver Star or Silver Meteor there. That means you'd be able to go all the way down the coast of Florida to Miami.

Right now you have to through Washington to do that? Crazy! I wonder if more people would jump on Amtrak to take a trip to Florida.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-14-2011, 06:47 PM
 
7,112 posts, read 9,567,852 times
Reputation: 1781
Why bother? Delta can fly you there in about an hour.

If Amtrak thought the route profitable, they'd have done it by now. I don't understand all this talk about rail service to small cities. Why do you think there are so many passenger airline services but only one rail service and it's US government owned.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-14-2011, 09:06 PM
 
727 posts, read 1,210,029 times
Reputation: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by MathmanMathman View Post
Why bother? Delta can fly you there in about an hour.

If Amtrak thought the route profitable, they'd have done it by now. I don't understand all this talk about rail service to small cities. Why do you think there are so many passenger airline services but only one rail service and it's US government owned.
Have you seen delta prices to Savannah?

The reason this has yet to be done is probobly due to high start up cost or lack of cooperation with the rail owners. This is a well travled route and if executed properly and efficently, could be profitable.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:52 PM
 
7,112 posts, read 9,567,852 times
Reputation: 1781
Quote:
Originally Posted by StAubin View Post
Have you seen delta prices to Savannah?
So it's not much of a market.

Quote:
The reason this has yet to be done is probobly due to high start up cost or lack of cooperation with the rail owners. This is a well travled route and if executed properly and efficently, could be profitable.
Who better than Amtrak to make it work? If Amtrak can't, who can?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:54 PM
 
16,127 posts, read 27,201,515 times
Reputation: 6861
How about at least a megabus route from Atlanta to Savannah...?


http://us.megabus.com/routemap.aspx
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-27-2012, 01:36 AM
 
1 posts, read 1,856 times
Reputation: 11
I believe that a passenger rail system between Atlanta and Savannah would pay for itself in a short period of time. I was told that the current "freight rail" system between the two cities isn't safe enough to transport passengers. Back in the late 1950s, the old "Nancy Hanks" line ran between the two cities, carrying civilian and military passengers. A totally new rail system would have to be put in place for passenger transport. But I still believe that there is so much that could be made because of the great tourist market in Savannah, and the proximity to the beaches at Tybee (Savannah Beach). An Atlanta/Savannah line could be tied into the Amtrak Coastal routes in Savannah that run the Silver Star, Silver Meteor, and Palmetto up and down the east coast. It makes a lot of sense to me, but apparently it doesn't make much CENTS to Amtrak.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-27-2012, 02:17 AM
 
5,336 posts, read 10,777,053 times
Reputation: 4159
Quote:
Originally Posted by StAubin View Post
Have you seen delta prices to Savannah?

The reason this has yet to be done is probobly due to high start up cost or lack of cooperation with the rail owners. This is a well travled route and if executed properly and efficently, could be profitable.
Not only that but a high speed train would get you to Savannah in about the same amount of time if you factor having to get to the airport at least 2 hours prior to your departure time. I think it's a great idea, and should have been built 50 years ago.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-27-2012, 03:31 AM
 
Location: East Point
4,716 posts, read 6,263,213 times
Reputation: 4615
sounds fantastic! they could reopen the historic train station in macon. love the idea!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-27-2012, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Bronx,NY
175 posts, read 219,768 times
Reputation: 133
I Think this Rail Line would be a great success..Ive made that drive to savannah and would gladly have taken a Train had it been available...Savannh is a great down home city...It makes no sense that you have to backtrack all the way to Washington..I also Think that this would be great for folks wanting to go the beaches and for the Elderly as well...if u had nice fast service say 2.5 to 2 hours...you could easily spend the day in davvanh and be back in ATL for dinner...Amtrak cant do it becuase the goverment dosent even want them in existence ( A Law forces them
To maintain "some " kind of national system) they give them ****ty funding meanwhile evrythin else is spent into the Billions on the stupid Interstates...Its like New york city and its capital Albany not being connected via rail...amtrak runs bewtween the two about 8 or 10 times a day ...A VERY PROFITABLE ROUTE INDEED...But you know how it goes in GA ...Theyll widen 75/16 to 20 lanes all the way before a single platform is ever built...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top