July 10, 2022- VacationAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Pros: Had sears. Personnel at station were very helpful. Arrived in time place for carry on luggage. Cons: No suggestion. Tips: Consider Business class. We will going forward.
June 8, 2022- Visiting familyAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Pros: Beautiful senic views. Tips: Try the chai at SD station ,go 45 min in advance to be on time and navigate around the train station.
April 7, 2022- VacationAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Pros: Very relaxing, fun. It was a great experience taking my grandson for an adventure, He really loved it. Cons: I think that the signs to show should be improved. Until the last minute you are not sure that you are in the right track.. Tips: Be very sure that you are in the right track and wear a mask.
March 19, 2022- Couples tripAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Pros: The space between the seats and within the rows of seats was far superior to any first class aircraft. The footrest was an added bonus . A passenger would have to try it to get the full benefit. Cons: The only thing I saw that was on a deficit was that there were no cup holders to hold the drinks. The train car might have had free Wi-Fi but there was a lack of USB ports for charging your devices. Tips: The poor folks have to ride in the back. It's just a worldwide issue!
November 10, 2021- Visiting familyAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Pros: I just found the staff so helpful (I am elderly) in taking special care of me. I use the train each time I go to visit my nephew and so go to Capistrano station. I have told many about my good experiences! Cons: Old Town Station could use more signage. Tips: Be sure to go business class if you want the time of your life and go upstairs if you are able as the ocean views are spectacular!
June 4, 2021- VacationAmtrak
Pros: BEAUTIFUL SCENERY ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST. Cons: 1. WOULD HAVE LIKED MORE SEATS FACING SOUTH TO ENJOY THE VIEW OF THE BEACHES AND MORE GROUP SEATING. 2. SOME OF THE SEATS DID NOT RECLINE. 3. WE TRAVELED WITH OUR ELDERLY AUNT WHO WAS UNABLE TO NAVIGATE THE STAIRS TO GET A BETTER VIEW AND THE FIRST LEVEL SEATING WAS LIMITED. 4. WE ALSO UNFORTUNATELY WERE RIDING IN THE SAME CAR AS TWO OBVIOUS HOMELESS PERSONS WHO DID NOT SEEM MENTALLY STABLE WHICH MADE OUR FAMILY SOMEWHAT FEARFUL FOR OUR SAFETY. 5. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRAIN WITH OUR CHILDREN AND ELDERLY FAMILY MEMBERS SEEMED RUSHED.