Montreal to NYC customs?

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  1. Apr 25, 2019 #1
    hi just have a question on how the custom stop/inspection works. Do we get off the train and take our luggage to get scanned? Do they come on the train and just ask questions and if they feel the need, go through the bags?
     
  2. Apr 25, 2019 #2

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    The last time I was on the Adirondack between Montreal and NYC, customs officers entered the train and inspected on the train. Passengers did not get off the train.
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2019 #3

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    Yes, last time I rode the Adirondack CBP boarded and did the inspection on board. They make multiple passes through the train and it takes awhile.

    Note that each cross border train has a different method:
    Adirondack onboard as noted.
    Maple Leaf deboard with all luggage and go through Customs & Immigration in the Niagara Falls, NY station. Unsure of what is done for Canada, never ridden it northbound.
    Cascades, US Immigration in Vancouver before boarding. Short US Customs walk through at border in Blaine, WA. Canadian Customs and Immigration at Vancouver station.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2019 #4

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    A couple of months ago I did the northbound on Maple Leaf. Deboarded with all luggage and went through customs and immigration in the Niagara Falls ON station.
     
  5. May 14, 2019 #5

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    At NF station in New York there is a high-level platform so it's easy to roll your luggage out to go through Customs.
    Coming into NF Canada, it's low platform loading so you have to drag your luggage up and down the vestibule steps. It's a real pain for people with large luggage, mobility issues and for many seniors. This annoying practice has been in place for a few years, prior to that people remained on board for Customs inspection.
     
  6. May 14, 2019 #6

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    On the Vancouver to Seattle Cascades train we all stayed on board for customs. Immigration was prior to boarding.
     

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