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Amtrak Washington-Rockville - Crazy?  
User currently offlineNWADC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

The only kinds of trains I've ridden on were subways, trams at amusement parks, and the ones in the malls. So, I figured I'd try something new on my trip to DC and instead of taking the Metro to Rockville, I take the Capitol Limited! It's obviously more expensive, but it'd be something new to try. Is it worth it, and would it even work?

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

You're insane :]; but I've done similar crazy things, like going on a long haul (Vienna to Belgrade) train from Novi Sad, Serbia to Belgrade, Serbia (it's an hour ride served by commuter trains; but there was an express coming through i hopped on and paid the conductors the extra ticket cost.. since the cashier refused to sell me a ticket.)

Looking on amtrak.com taking the capital limited from washington to rockville will cost $12.00. Not bad.

-A


User currently offlineCadet57 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1660 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
Is it worth it,

Id do it. I plan to take the Vermonter one stop wait about an hr and go back, mostly to get some extra guest rewards points.

Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
would it even work

Why would it not?


User currently offlineTZ757300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1644 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
Is it worth it, and would it even work?

I don't know if it's worth it, but it certainly would work. Instead of taking the Metro there and having to stop everywhere, the train wouldn't stop anywhere and Rockville would be it's first stop.


User currently offlineSeb146 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Why not? People take Amtrak between Portland and Vancouver, Washington; Seattle and Tacoma or Everett all the time. Sounds fun. I would do it, too!

User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Does Amtrak actively advertise commuter rail lines like the VRE (Virginia Railway Express)?

Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
and the ones in the malls

Which malls have a train system? (Assuming you are not talking the train rides designed for children.)


User currently offlineNWADC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1562 times:



Quoting Phatfarmlines (Reply 5):
Which malls have a train system? (Assuming you are not talking the train rides designed for children.)

Answered your own question! Granted, I was a tiny lil squirt back then Big grin


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