Re "Depot trek still a sore spot" (Our Region, Aug. 7): I commute from Sacramento to the Bay Area on Amtrak regularly, so I was interested in the article about the trek from the station to the train platforms. The article reported that the tracks were moved 300 feet.
If you actually walk the distance, however, using the tunnels and ramps, you will find the trains are now almost 900 feet further from the station. That's three times further than the Amtrak source would have the public believe.
Track realignment was sold to us as being necessary for safety, yet in more than 10 years of commuting I'm not aware of a single accident due to the curvature of the tracks at the original, convenient location. Amtrak and Capitol Corridor, move the trains back!
-- Kenneth Weiss, Sacramento