I have a spouse with a bad back. We were thinking of taking the Ann Arbor to Chicago Wolverine train (Wolverine 351 west-bound, Wolverine 352 return). I have heard the seats recline, but am curious as to how much they recline and how comfortable they are. Can anyone comment? The Amtrak reps have said that they recline more than an airplane. Would love any thoughts. Thanks so much.
Wolverine to Chicago Seat Comfort/Reclining
Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:48 AM
She may want to bring a pillow for additional lower back support. I’ve found that shoving my coat behind my back works well too (I don’t like packing extra stuff.)
Amtrak Routes: Blue Water, California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Carl Sandburg, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Hiawatha, Illinois Zephyr, Lincoln Service, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Wolverine
Metropolitan Rail: Chicago Metra, Chicago L, Dallas TRE, Detroit People Mover, New Orleans RTA, San Francisco MUNI, Seattle Monorail, South Shore Line (NICTD), Toronto Subway & RT, Washington DC Metro
Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:43 AM
The seats have way more padding than any airline coach seat these days. Here is a picture of the seat to expect on the Worlveriene:
(Pictures from www.Seat61.com)
They also recline more, here is an example photo. This photo is from a long-distance train so you won't get the pillow or the lower-leg rest, but the seat pitch is about the same.
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