The train itself can be noisy but there's a smooth lull to the sounds of the engines, pulling us along the tracks. Fast but gently hurdling us towards our different destinations. My destination was Moncton, where I would get my flight back home.
The seats on the train are very comfortable with foot rest except in the wheel chair area. They are accessible for people with disability for seating and restroom facilities. The hall way to the snack counter is smaller but you can get lots of quick foods like burgers, chips, bars and breakfast. This area has a sitting area with a television to watch, lots of various newspapers to read in both French and English. Most of only $2.00. I ate the breakfast this morning and it contained eggs, hash browns and sausage. It was surprisingly good. There is also the dinning car. They all out for the first seating in the dinning car then about 1 hour later, they call out for the 2nd group of people who want to eat in the dinner. I didn't do it but I have before and it is excellent food.
The people who serve us on the train are very helpful and are more than willing to lend a hand if needed. Helping a person on and off the train is a no brainier. There are even wheelchairs that can be called ahead for, and they will be there on the platform when the train stops. Service everywhere!
Resting and falling asleep is easy on a train. The hum of the engines and the gentle shake of the cars can lull you into a blissful sleep only to be awoken by the train agent informing you your stop is coming up.
I recommend train travel. It is a fast and restful way to travel whether it's for business or pleasure. However, it is with sad news that I heard the train from Moncton to Miramichi was going to be pulled because Via Rail say they can't afford the cost to repair the tracks. I say how can you not? It will be a fight to keep our trains running. I say find the finds! New Brunswick deserves to be upgraded with new tracks and trains. Via Rail have a great point reward system.
If you have the chance to travel by train, take it, you won't regret it. There was a first timer on the train with me and she was getting a little nausea because of motion sickness. Kids love a train adventure, we all love it. But for kids, it's something very special!
So the next time you can take a train, do it to have an enjoyable adventure, where you can sit and relax and to support our trains. If we lose them, they'll be gone forever. We can't have that. So with that I say.. ALL ABOARD!!