5 February 2023- VacationAmtrak Maple Leaf
Pros: Riding a train is awesome! You can sleep and relax instead of driving. Cons: A little more attention to keeping the bathrooms clean.
10 September 2022- Solo travelAmtrak Empire Service
Pros: Easy way to travel. I'll definitely do it again next time I'm visiting East Coast. Cons: Not too much to improve on, although when the person who announced the next train stops spoke it was so loud that it was hard to understand. Tips: None that I can think of.
28 June 2022- Visiting familyAmtrak Empire Service
It was Fantastic !! Beautiful views along the way
15 June 2022- VacationAmtrak Empire Service
Pros: Very quiet and quick. Cons: Na. Tips: Na.
8 June 2022- BusinessAmtrak Empire Service
Pros: Comfortable seats, and scenic views. Cons: Internet was not working for most of the trip. Tips: None.
5 March 2022- Solo travelAmtrak Empire Service
Pros: Solid comfortability and chargers and free wifi make Amtrak a solid choice on average for travel from nyc. Also important to mention the amazing scenic views traveling up the hudson river. Cons: So i had two travel bags with me 30lb and 50lb. At one point I was told that i would have to walk two carriages back to get off the train. They changed that plan about 10 minutes later. But I had just gotten back from the UK. Trains over there no matter if you were traveling 10 miles or 100 have buttons on the sides of all doors that are activated once the train stops to allow for passengers to leave and enter. Then the conductors keep track of which cars people entered, pass through and collect new passengers tickets. This is part of the job of someone on a train. Also important to mention communication. This was the first time i was ever told that i could exit the back of my carriage. But we were loaded into carraiges based on our destination. Coordination needs to improve to allow for easy and simple passenger unload. Tips: Pack a lunch seeing as these are long travels and also there are a lot of stops along the way.
21 August 2021- Visiting friendsAmtrak Maple Leaf
Surprisingly clean and spacious. Really good trip!
2 January 2020- Visiting familyAmtrak Maple Leaf
Pros: I loved the windows and the very very spacious seats. I was able to rest a lot. Cons: Hmmmm, I say nothing. Nothing needed to be improved. The ride was very comfortable thank you. Tips: Enjoy the spacious seats!
30 September 2019- VacationAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Very convenient way to travel
30 May 2019- BusinessAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Pros: The train was on time arrival in New York city, but about 45 minutes late on the return trip to Rochester. Cons: On time both ways would be helpful!