I started in New England, went over to Chicago, down to Austin, and then spent weeks going from Austin to LA to San Francisco to Portland and finally to Seattle. It was one of the greatest trips ever. I took the train you were talking about with the observation room, and had one of the best dinners of my life with 3 other strangers in the dining car (all of us were traveling alone, and they seat singles together at one table). Three of us were young college kids, and then an older gentleman. We talked for hours- about youth, the world, everything.
Sometimes high-speed rail can serve daily use of commuters. The Japanese Shinkansen high speed rail system is heavily used by commuters in the Greater Tokyo Area . They commute between 100 and 200 km by Shinkansen . [ citation needed ] To meet the demand of commuters, JR sells commuter discount passes and operates 16-car bilevel E4 Series Shinkansen trains at rush hour, providing a capacity of 1,600 seats. Several lines in China, such as the Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway and the Shanghai–Nanjing High-Speed Railway , serve a similar role with many more under construction or planned.
Airport Employees: If you work at the airport and plan to take NJ TRANSIT service regularly, we recommend that you purchase a monthly pass. The airport access fee is not charged on monthly rail passes with the airport as the origin or destination.
NJ TRANSIT MyTix mobile ticketing allows you to securely purchase and display rail monthly passes from web enabled devices. For your convenience, monthly passes can be automatically sent to your home or work site when you sign up for Quik-Tik. Plus, you may be able to purchase your monthly pass at work and use pre-tax dollars towards your commute. Have your employer call (973) 491-7600 for information on BusinessPass and other benefit programs.