does anyone have experience with American trains?
I'm interested in the potential of supplementing some of the days I commute and taking trains instead.
the train in particular would be Amtrak, which has a convenient station near me and near my destination, with no stops in between.
I rode it recently to try it out, and it works ok but ignoring delays, adds an entire hour twenty to my commute time.
But what is killing it for me is they charge a flat rate fee of 20usd each way for a bicycle.
Does anyone have experience with hauling a folding bicycle aboard amtrak? on their website, they say it is okay (and free) and give some very lucrative dimension restrictions, but I am worried they will frick with me at the platform.
overall I am disappointed though in my experiences with the train, but my use case is one trip. The fact that I have to reserve a ticket over three months in advance for the price to be EQUAL to fuel costs of driving is insane.