Why Take the Train?

There are a lot of reasons! Let's look at them:

Convenience

On-Board Amenities

Speed: Faster Than Air?

Yes. It might be surprising, but it's true. In some areas, especially the northeastern United States, you can get from city to city faster on Amtrak than with an airplane. You can read why.

In the rest of the country, travel by rail is generally slower than travel by air, but is usually still faster than travel by car. Trains go up to 150MPH in the northeast, and up to 79MPH elsewhere. Not only that, but they keep moving while you sleep, use the restroom, and eat.

Safety

According to a National Transportation Safety Board report, in 2001:

Environment and Quality of Life Impact

Next Steps

Read about what it's like on a train.

RailPassenger: Reasons To Travel By Rail (last edited 2009-04-28 19:51:31 by JohnGoerzen)