Is Amtrak a good train?
yes really good the only bad experience I've had was when it rained on me but they gave me a 150 gift card because of the rain
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Answer An experienced Amtrak conductor can make roughly $25 an hour (not including health and welfare and retirement benefits) and receive double pay for work on holidays. An engineer (the person who actually "drives" the train) makes slightly more. Based on a standard 40-hour work week, this amoun…ts to something over $50,000 per year. In recent years, Amtrak has been criticized for offering low wages relative to those available to workers on privately-owned freight roads. In 2008, Amtrak and its workers' union signed a new wage and benefit agreement that largely corrected this claimed discrepancy by requiring Amtrak to pay wage increases retroactively to 2002. (MORE)
The Acela runs at an maximum 150 mph or 241 km/h. This is the fastest train in north america. The Acela regional (pulled aem-7 electrics or aclea HHP-8+amfleet type one coachs)Travels at around 120-130(at most). Federal laws set speed limit of most lines to a maximum 79 miles per hour on the best q…uality track running along straight sections. Lower speed limits are instituted by the condition of the track, type of switches and signals used along the line, and if there are bends in the line. Along the Northeast Corridor the speed limit is much higher, and there are a few lines in various places where the track is well kept and the railroads were successfully able to raise the speed limit. (MORE)
that would be the downeaster operated by amtrak station in portland Maine which runs to north station in Boston mass.
The only train that currently has wireless internet is the Acela Express. There is also wifi in most stations. But for all places and trains, you could rent a wireless aircard from a rental company such as rovair.com. Aircards work where ever there is cell coverage. And there are no interruptions wh…en passing between cell towers. (MORE)
Schenectady, NY Amtrak Station. 332 Erie Blvd. - Schenectady, NY 12305 . Click on the link below for more information.
The Amtrak Station in Schenectady, NY is located at 332 Erie Boulevard, #518-346-8651. It is located a few blocks from Proctors Theater, City Hall, and just before you go west across the Mohawk River to Scotia NY. It's real easy to find at Google Maps.
Yes it is. It is one of the biggest train stations like EVER, and it's also a train company.
It takes about two nights to get from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA and that's only if the Sunset Limited is running on-time which is rare. The Sunset Limited in the last 12 months from September, 2008 and back has had a on-time performance of 33% so the travel time can vary greatly. The Sunset Lim…ited is currrently scheduled to leave Houston, TX at 9:50pm Monday, Wenesday, and Friday and arrives at Los Angeles at 10:10am on Wenesday, Friday and Sunday. (MORE)
Leaving from Newark or Trenton, you can reach Montreal during a long day of travel. Toronto is accessible on Amtrak, but requires an out-of-the-way trip to Chicago -- making for a multi-day trip. Check out www.amtrak.com for an itinerary.
Online at Amtrak.com or visit a station close to you and they will have schedules.
Go to amtrak.com and then type in jobs in the search box. Then you will be redirected to a website call jobs.amtrak.com where you click on external applicant and they you can apply for a engineer job and they put you on a training program in Washington D.C.
Amtrak trains typically have a Ge Genesis P42dc locomotive, sometimes a baggage car, viewerliner,superliner, and or Amfleet cars. Some exceptions are Keystone have Aem 7's and cab cars, Surfliners have California cars and F59phi locos Cascades have the talgo set with F59phi locomotives.
Amtrak was created in the 1970s because private railroad corporations such as Union Pacific did not want to run their passenger railroad services anymore because they deemed them as not profitable due to compitition by airline and road travel so the government created Amtrak to maintain the passenge…r rail travel in the U.S. Amtrak is a government owned passenger railroad corporation that maintains passenger rail routes throughout the United States. (MORE)
The fastest way to go is to take the Acela Express to New York PennStation. At Penn Station, change to the Silver Meteor. This tripwill take less than 26 hours.
mainly the track speed on normal routes is 79mph but on electrified track it increase to 90 or more
Yes, you can. Take the Texas Eagle from Bloomington, IL to Chicago leaving at 11:43 am and arriving at 2:14 pm. Transfer to the Capitol Limited leaving Chicago at 7:05 pm and arriving in Washington, DC at 1:30 pm the next day. Finally, take the Crescent leaving DC at 6:30 pm and arriving in Danville…, VA at 11:14 pm.. For the return, take the Crescent back to DC leaving Danville at 4:47 am and arriving in DC at 10:10 am. Take the Capitol Limited leaving DC at 4:05 pm and arriving in Chicago at 8:40 am the next day. Finally, take the Texas Eagle leaving at 1:45 pm and arriving at Bloomington at 4:04 pm. (MORE)
From the Newark airport, take the Northeastern Regional train toNew York Penn Station. From Penn Station, there are 8 trains a dayto Albany.
Take the amtrak to South Station then take the "t" (subway) to North Station which is located at TD Banknorth
Yes, however you have to connect via New Haven, CT. If you are in it for the train ride, go for it. Peter Pan Bus from Main St. in Springfield probably has direct service and will likely cost less money over to Providence.
Yes. But it is possible that some trains do not. You can count on all trains on Amtrak running between Boston and Washington DC, and west to Harrisburg, PA having power outlets available for you. Most trains on these lines also now offer free wireless internet. However, the availability of both may… not be available in other areas in the US. (MORE)
It matters where you go. If your trip is long,the more money you have to pay the ticket. And the shorter your trip is the less money you need to pay.
amtrak is a company that owns trains. most amtrak trains are dieselbut in the north east (NY, Penn, NH MD, CT, DC, etc) there iscatenary for electric trains so amtrak is both diesel and electric. Answer: I live in NJ and I take Amtrak to the south. So from NJ toWashingto, DC it runs electric. Once i…n DC, they announce that thetrain will be switching over to diesel. (MORE)
South Station is the Amtrak station in Boston that is closest to Copley Square. The T, the Boston subway system, connects South Station with Copley Square, but one change of train within the subway system is required. Hmm, I don't think so. Back Bay station is practically across the street on Goo…gle maps. (MORE)
Some, like the Acela Express do, but most others don't. Most of theones that do are on the east coast. I live on the East Coast and I take Amtrak from New Jersey to theSouth. From New Jersey to Washington, DC Amtrak runs onelectricity. In DC, Amtrak switches over to diesel to continueSouth.
Needles, CA. From there, you can take the Southwest Chief east to Albuquerque and Chicago or west to Los Angeles.
Manassas. From there, you can take the Crescent north to New York or south to Atlanta or New Orleans, the Northeast Regional north to New York, Springfield or Boston or south to Charlottesville or Lynchburg, or the Cardinal north to New York or west to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Chicago.
All Amtrak trains except Acela Express are eligible for the 10% AAA discount. You must book at least three days in advance to receive the discount.
Amtrak trains get late all the time. They are subject to signal problems, train traffic, track conditions and other reasons. One big problem can be where the train originates. They have to service the train (clean, restock food supplies in the dining car, check the train mechaincally etc). Som…etimes that can take longer than expected. (MORE)
There is a downstairs smoking lounge with no windows and the train make regular stops for smokers to smoke outside. Other than this a smoking free train.
Amtrak trains in most of the country run on a combination of dieselfuel and electric generators. Amtrak trains on the NortheastCorridor between Washington DC and Boston use electric locomotivesfed by overhead catenary.
Amtrak say yes. Many customers disagree * Added - It depends upon the train. Very few Amtrak trains offer any type of food service. The typical food service consists of a dining car or club car that has a good choice of beverages and a microwave for heating pre-packaged food. Most Amtrak traveller…s would say that the food service is not worth the price. (MORE)
The fastest way is to take the Amtrak Thruway bus service fromDetroit to Toledo. At Toledo, take the Lake Shore Limited toBoston. That total trip will take a little less than 24 hours.
You can take a Northeast Regional train to Cornwells Heights, NorthPhiladelphia or Philadelphia. By switching to the Keystone Serviceat Philadelphia, you can go to the cities on the way to Harrisburg.By switching to the Pennsylvanian at Philadelphia, you can go tothe cities on the way to Pittsburgh.… (MORE)
Yes, The Amtrak Station at 1819 Morris Avenue In Birmingham, Al is still open and services the following routes ( Amtrak- Cresent)
Las Vegas is not served by Amtrak trains. Kingman, AZ is theclosest station. If you are leaving from Newark or Trenton, you cantake the Cardinal to Chicago. At Chicago, you will switch to theCalifornia Zephyr to Kingman, AZ. Amtrak runs thruway bus servicesto Las Vegas from Kingman.
Unfortunately, there is no one train service between Chicago and Florida. The fastest way to get to Florida is to take the Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington and change to the Silver Meteor for destinations in central and east coast Florida.
Unfortunately, there is no Amtrak train service to Nashville. Theold Union Station is now a Wyndham hotel and that is available forviewing. The closest Amtrak station is in Newburn, TN. From thereyou can take the City Of New Orleans north to Carbondale andChicago or south to Memphis or New Orleans.
It is a very safe journey, and most consider it very comfortable, though this will depend upon the choice you make for tickets. The seats are much roomier than a typical airline seat, and you can get up and walk around, which you can't as easily do on any other form of transportation.
Amtrak allows you to bring your own food and beverages onto the train. However, you are not allowed to drink your own alcoholic beverages in any public place, this is only allowed inside a sleeping car.
The route for Amtrak goes through forty-six states, including, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Illinois, Tennessee, Louisiana, Indiana and Oregon.
Amtrak is a company that operates a large network of trains throughout the United States, both for commercial use and to transport passengers. An Amtrak ticket is a train ticket, thus the prices will be the same.
The Amtrak Acela Express train runs every hour. Recently, Amtrak made the decision to boost the internet service on their trains, and the Acela Express Train was one of the first to experience the upgrade in internet access (which included the addition of free Wi-Fi on each of these trains).
Amtrak train times can be found in several places. The first place one would look would be the Amtrak station itself. Another place to check would be Amtrak ticket vendors.
Yes Amtrak Trains serve routes in both Portland and Seattle. There are Amtrak Cascades routes that serve Seattle and Coast Starlight route that serves Portland.
The Amtrak Auto Train is used as a sort of people mover that runs between Washington D.C. and Orlando, FL. You can load your car and then go to your assigned cabin to enjoy the ride without the hassle of driving.
One can purchase Amtrak train tickets online from there official website. Where anyone can easily book his tickets and reservation, and can enjoy comfortable train.
Amtrak does not have service directly from Houston to Chicago. Thebest way to go is to take the Amtrak Thruway bus from Houston toLongview and then ride the Texas Eagle train to Chicago.
Amtrak direct website has a listing based on ciity, state or zip code that can find a specific train station. If needed, the search radius goes to 150 miles.
One can visit the official Amtrak online website to discounts on train fares. The Amtrak website also offers promotions, low train fares, and cheap train tickets.
The closest TRAIN station is in Salt Lake City. You can ride an Amtrak bus to Bozeman, Montana.