Report: #122390

Complaint Review: Amtrak - Nationwide

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  • Reported By: St. Louis Missouri
  • Amtrak http://www.amtrak.com Nationwide U.S.A.

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Keep in mind I consider myself a pretty easy going person; In July of 2004 I was coming back home to St.Louis from New York City. Being that I had never taken the train before I thought the idea would be fun.
First off..... when I got on the train(coach) I was hungry.Unfortunately, if you don't carry cash on you... you are out of luck. Anyway,why would you want to pay for the food Amtrak provides.It's expense( a "small" can of soda cost 1.50!)You get the picture.
The bathrooms were disgusting! People from other carts started to use our bathrooms because theirs were gross as well.
Women;keep in mind if aunt flow is visiting they don't provide feminine products on Amtrak. I found this out later after the fact I searched "everywhere" for the Steward.Hum.... if they don't provide F. products what else to they seize not to provide?
The sitting arrangements were a joke.....I was forced(carts were full) to sit by a nutcase who I caught trying to grope me while I was sleeping.
I would of told the steward about the incident, but he was too busy chasing a Trainhopper through our cart. Oh yeah..... it was also the last time I saw him too.
I had a 7 hour layover in Chicago. Which I was looking forward to because I love that city, but by the time got there I was time bomb just waiting to go off. I canceled my ticket From Chicago to St. Louis and went directly to the bus station.
An alternative to flying I would highly recommend Greyhound. I have been on greyhound several times(across country) and "never" had a problem. Really, do go Greyhound.

St. Louis, Missouri

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#2 Author of original report

I didn't know about ripoffreport

AUTHOR: J. - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, February 21, 2005

I didn't know about ripoffreport until the date I posted. I came across it by accident.

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#1 Consumer Comment

why did you wait 5 month to post your complaint?

AUTHOR: Mark - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, February 01, 2005

you said you took Amtrak in July 2004
yet you didnt post your complaint in Dec 2004
why did you wait 4-5 months to post it?

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