Starting with the February 15th timetable, Amtrak is introducing "Express" service in the Southern California corridor. One of the morning northbound Pacific Surfliners will skip most stops in Orange County, reducing the total travel time from SAN to LAX by about 30 minutes. At the same time, it greatly reduces the utility of the train for OC riders. As someone who commutes daily on the Surfliner (and doesn't use one of the two OC stations that seem to be sufficiently important to be served by Express trains), this potential trend worries me greatly. Is anyone aware if this is happening on other routes (outside the Northeast Corridor)?