NEC: New York Service Mode OverhaulFollowing the release of NEC: New York, there has been a large discussion about the service mode on this forum. Many people have complained about the quality of the service mode and here are some suggestions on how to improve it. Disclaimer: This only covers the passenger services as an 'in-depth' freight timetable will be added later. The List: Remove the stop at Secaucus. No Amtrak trains stop at Secaucus so it does not make sense that all the service mode trains stop there. Even if some stop at Secaucus due to signalling, they should not have passenger boarding as there are no Amtrak passengers there. Reduce the number of services. In reality, there are around 50 Northeast Regionals per day, not 269. Having a frequency of every 10 minutes is far too many and does not allow space for future addition of Acela Express and NJ Transit services. Split the services into two. A driver change happens at New York Penn, creating a waiting time of around 15 minutes. However, in Train Sim World, this wait doesn't exist and the only option is a full run of the line from Newark to New Rochelle and vice versa. This should be split into services terminating at New York Penn station. Depot Runs. Sunnyside Yard isn't there just for show. There should be empty coaching stock runs to and from Sunnyside Yard at the end and beginning of the day, however these are not present in NEC: New York. More than the Northeast Regional. All of the services at the moment are Northeast Regionals. Many more trains than this operate along this route though. Whilst some services will not be possible to add due to incorrect equipment such as the lack of Viewliners or Metroliner cab cars, however the Vermonter and Pennsylvanian use only Amfleet equipment making it possible to add these services. No more 'Washington - Boston' and 'Boston - Washington'. All of the services are called either 'Washington - Boston' and 'Boston - Washington'. This is not accurate as many Northeast Regional services continue south to Virginia. They should be called 'Northeast Regional' or be named by their Amtrak train number instead similar to how services in CSX Heavy Haul and GWE are named by their service code. If you have any more ideas on how to improve the passenger service mode, please leave your suggestions below so I can add them to this list. EDIT (19/04/2018): NEC: New York Service Mode Update Secaucus: The stopping frequency at Secaucus has been reduced to hourly. There shouldn't be any trains stopping at Secaucus! Split Services: Now Added Depot Runs: Still no depot runs, are these going to be added in the future or does NEC: New York exist in a world where trains don't use the depot (DTG please comment) The rest of the original points still apply also! Links to current Amtrak timetables also included below.