28 December 2023- Visiting familyAmtrak Cascades
Pros: I could relax and enjoy the scenery, not possible when driving. Cons: Being on time. Tips: Take the train and help the. environment.
31 August 2023- Visiting friendsAmtrak Cascades
Pros: I love travelling by train. Cons: The sound system on the train. Need to be louder and clearer. Tips: Just sit back and relax. It's safer to travel by train.
15 June 2023- Solo travelAmtrak Cascades
Pros: The Business class experience was very good, as were the views, particularly after Seattle. Cons: The train arrives far too late into Vancouver. We were unable to see many of the reputed spectacular views because it was dark. Being half an hour late as well made it challenging in terms of accommodation.
16 December 2022- Visiting familyAmtrak
Cons: Plug in for charger. Tips: Plug in for charger.
4 July 2022- VacationAmtrak
Pros: Stress free travel. Amtrak staff extremely helpful, courteous and informed. Cons: Nothing.
16 August 2019- VacationAmtrak Cascades
Pros: Didn’t have to contend with traffic. Cons: Not too much - would be great if passenger trains were given greater priority than freight trains but we know that’s not going to happen here! Tips: Bringing extra food and drink is a good idea especially when food bar gets too busy!
30 July 2019- Visiting familyAmtrak Cascades
Pros: Love this train with the leather seats. The staff is always nice and helpful. Cons: I don't like the other train, the one with the cloth seats. (The wi-fi didn't work as well on that train last time, either.) They are so much smaller and less comfortable. The bathrooms could be cleaned mid-trip, I suppose but it's not too bad. And those last two hours inching into Vancouver can be excruciating but I imagine that can't be helped. Tips: Wait until everyone is seated then go find a seat by yourself. The staff is usually pretty cool about this as long as you don't stray too far from the rest of the people with your shared destination.