Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Amtrak begins tweeting out train delays

From www.newsworks.org: "Amtrak began Tweeting out major service disruptions that cause long delays or stoppages. Trains covered include Acela Express and Northeast Regional and other Amtrak trains between Washington, D.C., and Boston; Keystone Service trains between Harrisburg, Pa.; and New York City, via Philadelphia and Shuttle trains between Springfield, Mass., and New Haven, Conn. No Tweet will be sent for single trains that experience delays. The Tweets will also be linked to from Amtrak.com. Follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter to get the latest on delays along the Northeast Corridor."

Great idea for a service and easy to implement. I don't like: "No Tweet will be sent for single trains that experience delays", why not? Amtrak knows if a train is delayed so just tweet it.


  • They won't tweet a single-train issue for the plain, simple fact that it's embarrassing to admit how many of the trains on the NEC are delayed. I'm sure of it.

    By Anonymous David Gunn, at 12:25 PM, April 04, 2011  

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