20 August 2023Alexandria to Staunton
Cons: The train was 2 hours delayed, with no word on when it would arrive from staff , when I got an Uber and went to the airport. I never boarded this train, and had no reason to believe it was going to arrive. Tips: I would not depart from this Alexandria station--at least not on the train heading to Chicago. The staff didn't seem at all surprised that it still hadn't arrived 2 hours later.
5 April 2023- Visiting familyWashington to Charlottesville
Cons: The ticket taker saw that we had two large pieces of luggage, yet then assigned us seats at the far end of the car instead of giving us seats near where luggage is stored so we could keep an eye on it. We were some of the first to board, so that could easily have been done. Tips: If you have large luggage that won't fit in the overhead bins, ask for a seat assignment near the space large luggage is meant to be stored.
5 November 2022- BusinessChicago to Lafayette
Pros: Seats are marvelous. Cons: The speed. Amtrak needs faster cars. Tips: use train as much as you can.
21 October 2022- Visiting familyCharlottesville to Manassas
Online tracking from app was useless
6 May 2022- VacationCharlottesville to Washington
Pros: The staff interacted well with my children and we were able to board earlier to ensure the seats were all close to each other. Cons: We rode Coach class into DC and Upgraded to Business Class for the ride home. There was no clear difference other than the amount of money I spent.. and a free soda. Tips: If you can .. sit in the cafe area.. you can sit with your family and play games.
5 February 2022- Visiting friendsIndianapolis to Chicago
Pros: Liked the friendly staff and spacious seating. Cons: Indianapolis train station could be cleaner. Tips: Wifi is onboard but you won’t be able to watch videos. Staff is very friendly. Seat was spacious. The Indianapolis trains station is dirty and a little scary so be aware.
22 January 2022- Visiting friendsChicago to Indianapolis
The seat was spacious and comfortable. The trip was on time and there were no problems.
25 July 2021- VacationNew York to Baltimore
Pros: Moynihan train station was gorgeous, brand new and easy to navigate; the tide itself was clean, spacious and very comfy; the conductor was very nice. Cons: None that I could think of.
30 March 2021- Solo travelChicago to Indianapolis
It was fast
13 March 2021- Solo travelIndianapolis to Chicago
Had a great trip.
13 February 2021- Visiting friendsChicago to Lafayette
Pros: There was heat and wifi. Cons: Explain to me why I am sitting in the middle of cornfields, not moving, for over 3 hours. Also, improve the quality of the speakers. Once we were 2 hours into being stopped, they finally spoke over the intercom and no one could understand what they were saying.
22 January 2021- Couples tripNew York to Baltimore
Pros: The train wasn’t too crowded. Cons: Maybe someone coming around more often to collect garbage or.
3 September 2020- Visiting familyChicago to Lafayette
It was clean, and little comfortable.
2 July 2020- Solo travelChicago to Indianapolis
Pros: It was clean and comfortable. Cons: It was great. I am not sure why it takes amtrack 5 hours to get to Indy from Chicago when it’s 3 hours drive. I think it takes longer is the only issue.
7 March 2020- VacationChicago to Indianapolis
Pros: I enjoyed the relaxation all around. Cons: Nothing. Tips: I would advise them to arrive 30 mins before time to depart.