Post # 1
So im watching the X factor, i think theyre in Gainsborough (spelling?) and they showed a pic of a train station. not sure if it was a metro/subway type thing or an overground train and it got me wondering
I was always under the impression that the US had an awesome bus network (between cities/states as well as inter-city) and great individual metros in cities…but people didnt really take trains across to different states and maybe cross country trains were a bit limited
edit – maybe greensborough?
is that true or did i make it up?
Post # 3
@newname_99: Amtrak runs passenger trains all over the country. I’ve used it before and didn’t find it to be much better than a bus, but the train was pretty crowded so I guess some people like it. This site has some interesting info on train travel throughout the US http://www.seat61.com/UnitedStates.htm#Train
Post # 4
No, the US has the the worst public transportation system of any industrialized country. Its terrible!
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Post # 6
You’re under the impression we have a great bus system and metro? That’s just hilarious to me because I don’t see it at all! Granted, I am out west, so everything is spread out with little or no public transportation. I am sure back east is better – still, I don’t think it compares to Europe.
Post # 7
@bowsergirl: well metro wise, london sucks. ive been to a lot of countries that have air conditioning on the trains and its soooo much better. summer on the underground in london is a killer
@VAwife: ill check it out!
now im in mexico they have an awesome bus system (comfortable for long distances) but basically no trains whatsoever cross country. other than the tourist ones – chepe and tequila express
that could be why i decided US didnt either haha. im one of those people who will think something and be convinced its true
its kind of my dream to go to small places in the US…the south because i read too many romance novels, and to see diners and eat pie. More so than seeing the big cities. My fi is Mexican though, so his dream is to go to Europe (and ive seen a lot of it)…its funny how different places are fascinating depending on where you grow up
Post # 8
@VAwife: Just wanted to be someone else to say Seat 61 is awesome for anywhere!
Post # 9
@Mrs.babycat: agreed, expensive/non-existant seem to be good words for our public transit system