Durango & Silverton railroad trims summer departure schedule
DURANGO, Colo. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is cutting its number of daily trains during its summer peak season from four to three in response to soft demand.Railroad spokeswoman Andrea Seid said the elimination of a 7:30 a.m. departure from Durango from June 17 to Aug. 8 won’t affect how many passengers the railroad can handle, since more cars can be added to the trains. The railroad also will add a fourth train when needed to meet demand, she said Thursday.Seid said the economy and gas prices have affected all businesses this season, but the railroad is still booking reservations.”We strongly believe we will have more travelers from the drive markets Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and even Texas who will decide to stay closer to home, but still come to Durango,” she said.
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