The name “timetable” may be something of an anachronism as timetables no longer include times.
“Basically, it’s the blueprint for the railroad,” said Director of Rules and Compliance Harold Kirman. “It’s something everyone uses.”
He went on to explain that vital instructions for operating on the entire railroad are included in the timetable, specifically where things are located and what is permitted in certain locations.
A new timetable will be released June 1 and account for the dawn of Positive Train Control (PTC). Changes to mileposts will be identified.