Passenger Trains

VIA 14 at Amherst on the CN Springhill subdivision
VIA 14 at Amherst on the CN Springhill subdivision

Trains move people as well as freight. Rail travel is very comfortable and relaxing, and often trains will take you downtown to downtown without the hassle of waiting for airplanes or going through onerous security lines.

These pages feature passenger trains, and travel by rail.

North American National Passenger Trains

There are two major national passenger railroads in North America – Amtrak and VIA Rail.

The Rocky Mountaineer is a regional luxury tourist train. It has several routes, including the original Banff-Vancouver route through the Canadian Rockies.

Regional North American Trains

There are a number of regional train services in North America, in Canada and the United States.

In Canada

  • GO Transit (southern Ontario)
  • Exo (Montreal area, formerly called AMT)
  • OC Transpo (Ottawa area)
  • TransLink (Vancouver area, both West Coast Express trains and SkyTrain automated trains)

European Passenger Trains

There are many passenger railways in Europe. I have traveled on some of them and it is a very comfortable, fast way to travel. See Trains in Europe for more information.

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