Choosing your seat on an airplane is important. But choosing your seat on a train is even more important. Sitting backwards in a vehicle moving forwards can make a lot of people sick. Trains are switching their direction several times every day so half the seats face one way and the other half face “backwards.”
Another thing to consider is whether to pick the window or the aisle. Most train tracks are laid in industrial areas and rural topography so there’s not much to see out the window, but if you’re susceptible to motion sickness, you may want to be there to see the horizon.
What you’ll see in this video isn’t very exciting … until the end. I took this video on a high speed train in
Considering we’re moving at 194mph, the ride is exceptionally smooth and quiet.
43 seconds into the video another high speed train of equal size, headed in the opposite direction on the adjacent track, WHOOOOOOOSHES by the window! Anyone trying to rest their head against the window for a quick nap will be quite surprised, I assure you!