How do you find railroad schedules?


Quick Answer

Amtrak's Web site has schedules for every passenger train it operates. A traveler can find train schedules by entering the start and end locations of a rail trip.

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How do you find railroad schedules?
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A prospective passenger can download a full system timetable on the site. This 141-page document details every city and town Amtrak serves, along with the detailed route of every train. The route information includes each stop on that route and the days and times the train makes each stop.

Travelers can buy tickets and plan other travel tasks on the Amtrak Web site. If a traveler is unsure where he wants to go, the site has information about all-inclusive vacation packages, including trips to the Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park. The railroad has assembled "Rail and Sail" vacations, which include a train trip to New York and then a cruise to Bermuda, or a train trip to Seattle followed by a cruise to Alaska.

Because Amtrak's Web site details popular train routes, a prospective traveler can also choose a vacation based on a single train's destinations. Each route has its own brochure with detailed stop information, train amenities and dining and sleeping options.

The Deals section of the Web site includes current ticket discounts and information about Amtrak's reward program. Similar to many of the airlines' programs, Amtrak rewards give travelers two points for every dollar spent with Amtrak, as of 2015. Passengers can then redeem these points for free travel, hotel rooms and other rewards.

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