What To Expect From A Platform Station
What are platform train stations?
Platform train stations are usually a platform (sometimes a shelter) and a sign. These stations are often in more rural areas or on commuter railroads. These stations may have a bench or a shelter available, but not all do. Plan for the limited services, especially if the weather is dreadful. Check the status of your train before you leave for the station.
What to do when the train arrives at the platform station
Wait for the train to stop completely, then listen for instructions from conductors and staff for directions, The onboard staff will direct you to the right car, or they may assign you a seat.
Parking at platform train stations
Parking varies at each station, so check out parking before your next trip to verify your needs. You may need to get a ride if adequate long or short-term parking is not available.
Parking can vary significantly from one station to the next. Call the municipalities or check out their website for information on long-term parking. No one needs to ticket or return from a trip to find that their vehicle got towed. Also, It is easier to figure out parking ahead of time than dealing with it the day of the journey,
Preparation for going to train stations
If you are not familiar with the area, doing a “dry run” may eliminate stress the day you leave. There was a particular traveler that did not do that for his first Amtrak trip because he thought he knew the station location. He was not aware that Sturtevant, WI, build a new station. He did catch his train on time, but not a great way to start a trip. Also, by doing a dry run, you could find a place to hang out if the train is running late or if the weather is not marvelous.
Have Your Tickets Ready
It is best to buy your tickets ready before you leave, you can call, buy online, or use the app for more information on purchasing click here.
Where is my train?
If you want to know if your train is running on time or a little late, you have the following resources:
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