Train times can be shorter than anticipated for the Games.
But train operators and rail officials say that is because they need more time to prepare for the long distances and weather expected to hit the US in August.
In the meantime, train operators say they are planning for a more accommodating time for their trains, which will make the event safer and more enjoyable.
“We are expecting more people in the summer than the winter,” said Richard Pyle, president of the American Association of Train Operators, which represents operators across the country.
“The trains are going to be longer and we’re going to have to accommodate them.”
The Olympics start on July 6 in South Korea, where most trains will run on a single track.
Train operators say the Olympic games have made trains run faster, and the rail industry is hoping for more trains in the winter to help ease the strain.
Pyle said the train operators are hoping the Olympics will be less disruptive to the infrastructure, as they are going through a period of economic recovery and are still recovering from the pandemic.
“In the last year we’ve seen tremendous investment in the rail system in the US,” Pyle said.
“We’re expecting that to continue, so we’ll continue to be investing in infrastructure.”
In fact, Pyle expects the trains will get longer in the months leading up to the games, as the Olympics get underway.
“It’s going to become more of a marathon and not just a sprint,” he said.
Pyles said the industry needs more time for training and equipment, which is critical for the industry as the world is entering the Olympics.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union has endorsed a boycott of the Olympics and the US delegation.
Its members have called for a boycott for the past five years.
“This is an unprecedented moment in history for the entire rail industry,” IAMBA President Larry Stoltenberg said in a statement.
“This is the most important and most important of the Games to us.
I am calling on all the members of the IAMB to join me and boycott the Games.”