Current state of US train travel?
July 5, 2008 5:09 PM Subscribe
Can anyone give me any firsthand (or reliable secondhand) impressions of US (Amtrak) rail travel these days?
posted by flapjax at midnite to travel & transportation (47 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning on doing some rail travel in the US, with wife and 8-year-old child, when we next visit. Our child is a pretty hardy traveller, so no particular worries about that, especially. But anyone who has solid information on Amtrak travel these days, would you be so kind as to share it with me? I'm wondering things like, are the trains reasonably clean? Are the seats reasonably comfortable? Are they crowded? Any and all impressions most welcomed.
Also, I'm particularly interested in info on the "Crescent", running between New Orleans and New York City. But all info on any other lines as well would be great.