• How to start taking a train?

    So im 13 years old and im always home besides school. I dont really have friends. So i thought i can start to take the train and explore around. I know how to use one, but how do i know which train to choose or when to get off and on. If u say i should go with my mom or step dad they are always working, and i get... show more
    So im 13 years old and im always home besides school. I dont really have friends. So i thought i can start to take the train and explore around. I know how to use one, but how do i know which train to choose or when to get off and on. If u say i should go with my mom or step dad they are always working, and i get bored home alone. ive taken trains with my older sister and thats it. so i was just asking.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why are all these cities building streetcars now?

    Best answer: Most places are building them as they need more capacity in their transportation network to move people from place to place. Street level rail routes are cheaper to build than elevated or underground. A well designed one can carry as many people that would require many new roads and cars.4-8 lanes of traffic in... show more
    Best answer: Most places are building them as they need more capacity in their transportation network to move people from place to place.
    Street level rail routes are cheaper to build than elevated or underground.
    A well designed one can carry as many people that would require many new roads and cars.4-8 lanes of traffic in each direction.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will another us city ever build a subway system?

    Best answer: I assume you are not just limiting yourself to underground systems. The next major Metro rail system to open in a US city will be in Honolulu in 2020. The HART website has lots of information. To predict future systems, look for cities that (1) are quite dense, (2) are having traffic problems, (3) has a... show more
    Best answer: I assume you are not just limiting yourself to underground systems.

    The next major Metro rail system to open in a US city will be in Honolulu in 2020. The HART website has lots of information.

    To predict future systems, look for cities that (1) are quite dense, (2) are having traffic problems, (3) has a progressive government willing to invest in public transit, and (4) a population willing to tax itself to pay for such a system.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Are diesel trains slow?

    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you think this diesel train will be slow?

    The train runs on vintage diesel locomotive
    The train runs on vintage diesel locomotive
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Traveling by Amtrak for the first time?

    I'm a little bit nervous to be honest. I know things can happen no matter the mode of transportation, but I feel a little scared about my upcoming trip. My family and I will be traveling coach from Florida to NYC in mid-January. I keep thinking about the train derailing or snow or really cold weather causing an... show more
    I'm a little bit nervous to be honest. I know things can happen no matter the mode of transportation, but I feel a little scared about my upcoming trip. My family and I will be traveling coach from Florida to NYC in mid-January. I keep thinking about the train derailing or snow or really cold weather causing an accident and all sorts of stuff. My family can't travel by plane and driving would be more of a hassle so train is all we've got and we really want to enjoy this vacation. What are some tips, advice, or words of comfort those experienced train riders have for us as we prepare to leave in a few months?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Will hyperloop or any high speed rail replace airline travel within the us and worldwide?

    Best answer: Nope. High speed rail is impractical for long distance travel. By long distance I mean trips of 700 miles or more. It is more impractical in the US because the population is spread so far apart. And most travel is at that 700 mile range or less, according to statistics. So in certain corridors, let's say... show more
    Best answer: Nope.

    High speed rail is impractical for long distance travel. By long distance I mean trips of 700 miles or more. It is more impractical in the US because the population is spread so far apart. And most travel is at that 700 mile range or less, according to statistics. So in certain corridors, let's say San Francisco to Los Angeles the distance is reasonable and is where the bulk of Californians live.

    In other countries throughout Europe and Asia the high density of the population, as well as reasonable distances to cover, high speed rail works well and is more practical with higher ridership generating enough income to justify construction and maintenance costs and continue with profitable operations.

    So take to the skies and good luck.
    11 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Does the US needs a better transportation system along with roads and better trains ?

    Best answer: Yeah
    Best answer: Yeah
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Do freight trains and passenger trains go on the same rail?

    I'm writing a story about two brothers who jump in a boxcar and travel through Australia. I tried looking up freight train routes to find which rail they would take, but it's only giving me passenger train routes. Do passenger train routes and freight train routes take the same rail? (They can't take... show more
    I'm writing a story about two brothers who jump in a boxcar and travel through Australia. I tried looking up freight train routes to find which rail they would take, but it's only giving me passenger train routes. Do passenger train routes and freight train routes take the same rail? (They can't take passenger trains because they're on the run and also broke)
    17 answers · 1 month ago
  • Did we really need the railroad? Was it just an attempt to undermine the south and its river ports?

    Best answer: No. The railroad was the jet plane of its day. It was the fastest way to get places far away. The motivation for its invention had nothing to do with the Southern river ports, but ended up hurting them economically.
    Best answer: No. The railroad was the jet plane of its day. It was the fastest way to get places far away. The motivation for its invention had nothing to do with the Southern river ports, but ended up hurting them economically.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do railway accidents occur in short?

    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why are railway accident occur?

    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What are the reasons that train toilets are out of order?

    On a northern rail train the other day I went to go to the toilet and pushed the handle realising it didn't move and it was said to be out of order. I was just wandering what are the reasons for the toilets on trains to be out of order? is it technical? could someone have been sick in there?
    On a northern rail train the other day I went to go to the toilet and pushed the handle realising it didn't move and it was said to be out of order. I was just wandering what are the reasons for the toilets on trains to be out of order? is it technical? could someone have been sick in there?
    7 answers · 2 months ago