QUIZ – What do you know about Amtrak Train Travel
While you might have taken Amtrak from Point A to Point B in the past, have your taken long-distance trains on vacation? To test your knowledge about Train Travel long-distance trains and to learn more about rail travel, take this quiz!
Which of the following Amtrak long-distance trains are you looking for?
- California Zephyr
- Empire Builder
- Southwest Chief
- All of the above
Answer: D. All of the preceding. Amtrak operates 15 long-distance routes. These are those that travel between multiple cities in multiple locations. They also have a Sleeping car or a dining car so that passengers can eat and sleep during the journey. Other popular Amtrak long distance routes include the Coast Starlight and the Lake Shore Limited.
You will need to spend how many nights traveling across the country by Amtrak.
ANSWER: c. 3. Travelling the 3,300+ miles across the country by train takes just three nights. People swear that long-distance train travel offers a relaxing, hassle-free alternative for flying and driving. They also choose to upgrade their accommodations to include a bed or a kitchenette.
Is Amtrak allowed to travel to Canada by Amtrak?
Answer: a. Yes. Yes. Many people enjoy riding Amtrak north to take in Canada’s breathtaking scenery. Amtrak connects New York, Toronto, Montreal, and Niagara Falls to the East Coast. Amtrak connects Seattle and Vancouver to the West Coast.
Is there a national park with an Amtrak train station right at the entrance?
- Grand Canyon
- Yellowstone National Park
- Glacier National Park
- Rocky Mountain National Park
ANSWER: c. Glacier National Park. Glacier, Montana is a national park. It was established in 1898 by the Great Northern Railroad. This railroad played an active part in the development of the park as well as building hotels and other tourist facilities. Amtrak’s Empire Builder train travels between Chicago and Seattle and stops at the park each day.
Amtrak allows passengers to carry one piece of luggage.
ANSWER: b. False. False. Amtrak offers generous luggage policies that allow two carry-on bags each of 50 pounds and two personal items (such a purse, blanket, or laptop) which can be stored in overhead bins. Additional bags can be checked for $20, and you can have up to 2 bags free. Amtrak can assist you in labelling your bags and checking them at the station. This will make it easy to identify when you board the train.
A Sleeping car service is included in the price of your train ticket.
ANSWER: a. True. Amtrak’s Sleeping Car Service includes full meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Which major city has more Amtrak routes than any other?
- Washington, DC
- Chicago, IL
- New York City (NY) New Orleans, LA
ANSWER: b. Chicago, IL. Chicago’s Union Station is Amtrak’s largest hub. There are several long-distance lines that run in and out of the station daily: Empire Builder (California Zephyr), Southwest Chief, Texas Eagles, City of New Orleans, Lake Shore Limited, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagles, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Texas Chief, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, City of New Orleans and City of New Orleans.
You can’t bring your own food or drink onboard the train.
ANSWER: a. False. False. These items can be eaten/drink at your seat, in your private Sleeping Car accommodations, or in the Sightseer Lounges. While alcohol beverages are not permitted on board, it is possible to bring your own liquor as long as the train follows its guidelines. Highly recommended is the addition of your own water.
Amtrak train travel makes long-distance transport the most sustainable.
ANSWER: a. True. True.
Amtrak Vacations are available at all 500+ stations across North America.
ANSWER: a. True. You can take a roundtrip Amtrak train vacation. This is because you can begin and end your journey at any of the more than 500 Amtrak stations in the United States. It doesn’t matter if it is the closest station to your home, or one in the most popular cities like Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco. You can start or end your vacation anywhere you want.