Sorry, not in my view.
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Unfortunately, I think that they can. I have not researched this issue for trains, but I have for Airplanes and there are actual laws in place that limit your recovery to the price of your ticket for international flights if you go through this big claims process through the airline and the airline refuses to bump you onto a flight, etc., bottom line is that you are probably SOL, unless you can personally get AMTRAK to do the right thing. Take a look at your ticket or other papers given at time of purchase. More likely than not, there is some language somewhere that talks about delays, mechanical failures and no liability.
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If you do, and I would certainly think they might be immune from a suit on these grounds, the real question is what is that worth in dollars? I would certainly guess that attorneys wouldn't be interested in a case with very difficult to calculate damages. Maybe others disagree?
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