QUIZ: What Do You Know About Amtrak Train Travel Travel?
Although you may have used Amtrak Train Travel to get from Point A and Point B before, have you ever taken a long-distance train vacation? This short quiz will test your knowledge of long-distance rail travel and you’ll also learn some things about rail travel.
Which one of these Amtrak long distance trains is it?
- California Zephyr
- Empire Builder
- Southwest Chief
- All the above
ANSWER All of the above. Amtrak has 30+ major routes. 15 of these are long-distance. They travel between multiple cities or across multiple regions. Many have a Sleeping and Dining car, so passengers can sleep and eat on their journeys. These three Amtrak long-distance trains are not the only ones that are popular. The Crescent, Lake Shore Limited, and Coast Starlight are also popular.
How many nights will you spend on Amtrak to travel across the country?
ANSWER: c. 3. To travel the more than 3,000 miles by train, it takes three nights without stoppingovers. Long-distance train travel is a more relaxing and hassle-free option to driving and flying. Many people choose to upgrade to a bedroom or a roomette to make their journey even more enjoyable.
Can Amtrak fly to Canada?
Answer: a. Yes. Yes. Many riders love taking Amtrak north in order to see Canada’s beautiful scenery. Amtrak connects the East Coast from New York to Montreal and Toronto. Amtrak connects Seattle to Vancouver on the West Coast.
What national park has an Amtrak station at its entrance and what is it?
- Grand Canyon
- Yellowstone National Park
- Glacier National Park
- Rocky Mountain National Park
ANSWER: c. Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park is located in Montana. Its association with rail travel dates back to the early days of the park’s existence, when the Great Northern Railroad played an active role in the promotion of the park and the construction hotels and other facilities for visitors. Amtrak’s Empire Builder train runs between Chicago, Seattle, and stops at the park every day.
Amtrak allows only one piece of carry-on luggage per person.
ANSWER: b. False. False. Amtrak has a generous luggage policy that allows two carry-on bags of up to 50 pounds each passenger. Two small personal items, such as a blanket, purse, laptop or blanket, can also be carried on board. You can also check up to two bags free of charge and two additional bags at $20 each. Amtrak agents can help you label and check your bags at the station so that you are able to identify when you get on or off the train.
You get a meal with your Sleeping car service.
ANSWER: a. True. Amtrak Sleeping car service includes full meal service (breakfast and lunch)
What major city has six Amtrak routes that run through it?
- Washington, DC
- Chicago, IL
- New York City, NYNew Orleans LA
ANSWER: b. Chicago, IL. Chicago’s Union Station, the iconic Amtrak hub, is the largest in the U.S. It is home to the following long-distance trains: Empire Builder, California Zephyr Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle and City of New Orleans.
It is not permitted to bring food or drinks onto the train.
ANSWER: a. False. False. These can be consumed at your seat in your Sleeping car accommodation, or in the Sightseer Lounges. You can bring your own alcohol on board. However, alcohol is not allowed onboard. It is strongly recommended that you bring your own water.
Amtrak train travel offers the most eco-friendly mode of long distance transportation.
ANSWER: a. True. True. Train travel is 14 per cent more efficient than domestic airlines travel, and 31 per cent more efficient than car travel on a per passenger-mile basis. This makes it the most efficient mode of long-distance transport.
Amtrak Vacations can be started and ended at any one of the more than 500 stations across North America.
ANSWER: a. True. It is true. You can end and start your vacation wherever you like, whether it’s at a small station close to your home or at a major station in your favorite city, such as Chicago, Washington DC or San Francisco.