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California Zephyr in May . A wonderful trip from San Francisco to Chicago. Last year we went on the south west chief Los Angeles to Chicago. We are from Australia so we didn't know what to expect last year. Enjoyed it so much we went back this year to the California Zephyr. The service and friendly staff, the meals were good. Everything was enjoyable. We met some one different at each meal.. Everyone should try it once. It was wonderful passing through the USA to see the scenery. Thank you Amtrak.

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California Zephyr in May . A wonderful trip from San Francisco to Chicago. Last year we went on the south west chief Los Angeles to Chicago. We are from Australia so we didn't know what to expect last year. Enjoyed it so much we went back this year to the California Zephyr. The service and friendly staff, the meals were good. Everything was enjoyable. We met some one different at each meal.. Everyone should try it once. It was wonderful passing through the USA to see the scenery. Thank you Amtrak.

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Relaxing, beautiful site seening comfortable, lots of Leg room i just love traveling with amtrack

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My trip was fine, when you don't expect much, you are rarely disappointed. The train ran late but I wasn't in a rush so it was easy to let that go. The train itself was clean enough to be comfortable & the staff did their job. All in all I am a pretty easy going person and this was my first experience on an Amtrak train and it was fine.

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We are 67 & 74 yrs old. Signs are posted saying seniors can have help boarding. I asked about boarding assistance at the Amtrack information desk & she knew nothing about it. I asked the staff member near the boarding gate & he didn't know about it either! Either remove the sign or educate the employees! Almost trampled trying to board ! Not pleasant!

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About Amtrak

Amtrak train services serve the majority of major cities in United States, in addition to three Canadian provinces, operating daily 300+ trains and connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states. Some of Amtrak routes include Thruway services, which provides transportation by bus, train, ferry, van or taxi through a partnership variety. Those other Thruway transportation services provided by Amtrak may require advance notice up to 48 hours.

Besides Amtrak serving the majority of major cities, the service isn’t often fast, resultant to historical standards, in opposite directions some routes can only handle one to two trains daily.

Amtrak eliminate the pain of far away and crowded airports, overbooked flights, need for cabs or expensive parking while on trip. Take Amtrak trains and go, with nice sightseeing and comfortable environment, right to where you want go, leaving and getting always in heart of the cities you love. What could be more convenient? Save yourself and your family from transit suffering and give yourself more time for fun things or work better.

Most of Amtrak trains provides four types of accommodation, from First Class, Sleeper Service, Business Class and Coach.

By now, First Class service is just available on the Acela Express, but previously was also offered on the Northeast Direct. Seats are larger than on Business Class and can be find in a variety of seating modes as double w/ table, double, single w/ table, single and wheelchair accessible. All class is located in separate cars, including complimentary meal and beverage service, free newspapers, hot towel service for the fancy ones and two exclusive attendants.

In some Amtrak long-distances rides, a service called Sleeper Service are also considered First Class. This class offers rooms which is roomettes, bedrooms, family bedrooms and accessible bedrooms. The price of a room includes full meals and special attendant service. Those attendants convert the rooms into sleeping areas during the night with fold-down beds, fresh linens, juice of your choice, black coffee and fresh water for a more comfortable rest. Amtrak Sleeper offers to all passengers access to facilities and conveniences on train.

Business Class is the lowest class service on route Acela Express and at other trains is offered as an upgrade class. As in First Class, in Business Class all passengers get non-alcoholic drinks and free daily newspapers to keep up with news on during trip.

There are two different Business Class seats configurations and types, some leather seats with reclining, feature cup holders and leg rests. Business Class are know as more comfortable seats than coach, which offers bigger size seats, space for bounce your legs and rest your cute feet.

Amtrak Coach Class, also known as Standard Class services, is a basic seat without the features and comfort offered on the previous train classes.

If you already bought your ticket on Amtrak and plans have changed, don’t worry. You have to contact Amtrak before the train you originally booked has departed. In case you not started any part of your trip, you can modify your reservation on Amtrak site, otherwise you will have to just call them and ask to change it. Other solution is go to a station and talk to an agent. He or she will be happy to help you on your needs. After buying your ticket online, is highly recommended to print it out, so if any inconvenience happen, you will be sheltered.

Amtrak is a top train service and one of the best around the globe. Have a good train trip!