how do i know which train to get on

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  • How do I know if trains are running on time?

  • Even better, the ‘live trains’ feature allows you to check how trains are running at a station (on time or late), and which platforms they are using – note that platforms can be changed at the last minute, so always check the passenger information displays at the station or ask the staff before boarding a train. Thanks for the replies guys.

  • How do I know when to get to the station?

  • Help figure out when to get there by checking your train’s status on Amtrak.com or the Amtrak app. We recommend you arrive at the station no more than 30 minutes before your train departs, 60 if you’re checking a bag or need ticketing/passenger assistance. Many of our stations also offer baggage services and assistance.

  • What should I look for when travelling by train?

  • Ask staff or look at the departure boards to see which platform your train will leave from. Follow signs to get to the platform and listen to the loudspeaker system for possible platform alterations. Bear in mind you might have to go up and down stairs, look for a lift if stairs aren’t an option for you.

  • How do I know the direction of the train I want?

  • You should also know by now the direction of the train you want (uptown, downtown, Manhattan-bound, Brooklyn-bound, etc.). Knowing this allows you to follow the large black signs with the arrows to guide you to your platform: All directional signs have arrows. These signs tell you in which direction to walk to get where you want to go.

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