Company hoping to revive Ski Train sues Amtrak
DENVER, Colorado – A company hoping to revive Colorado’s Ski Train is suing Amtrak, which it says has made unforeseen demands jeopardizing the train’s service, which is scheduled to start Sunday.
A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday.
The Denver-to-Winter Park Ski Train shut down last year, but Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings was negotiating with Amtrak to provide engineers and conductors for a new service.
Amtrak said Tuesday that talks were at an impasse because of issues including staffing requirements and liability, and that it hadn’t gotten notice that Iowa Pacific complied with all federal rail safety regulations.
Iowa Pacific says Amtrak imposed new contract liability and insurance requirements. It says more than 13,000 people have already made Ski Train reservations through March.
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