Originally Posted by Joseph
It takes almost 10 hours from Cincy to Chicago on Amtrak, thats just crazy when leaving that early.
One of the main downfalls of the current Amtrak setup: for a lot of the non-Northeast routes, you get stuck riding trains doing the milk-run on tracks that are shared freight-passenger lines. Freight always has priority, so you end up sidetracked waiting for cargo to pass.
If you want to make rail travel work, you need dedicated passenger rail lines and more non-stop trains.