lordsigma12345 wrote:As I said in my previous post, Any Amtrak ticket is valid on any CTrail train as long as its not expired and hasn't been lifted (scanned & used) already. I've seen several people that will get to their original station early and take CTrail so that they don't have to wait at a station that doesn't have amenities like a heated waiting area especially now that it is getting cold. Amtrak ticket machines can only sell tickets for Shuttles, Regionals & Vermonter so even if someone is trying to specifically catch a CTrail train, if they buy a ticket from an Amtrak machine or Amtrak ticket agent, it's going to have a specific train number on it. But it's still valid on any CTrail train.
I've heard mixed messages about this. I know with Amtrak tickets if you want to switch from a Shuttle to another Shuttle you are supposed to alter the reservation but with the flat fares it won't cost you anything as long as its done before boarding. For CTrail I've heard some people say you can just board any CTrail train with any Amtrak ticket as long as its for that day, but then I've also heard some say that there's fine print and that Amtrak tickets are only supposed to be used on CTrail if you miss your train. IE they are good on CTrail for a certain number of hours after the scheduled departure time on your Amtrak ticket. I dont know which is the official policy and it could depend on what conductor you get!