Travel Tip of the Day: Head for the Last Car

Last car on the trainHead for the Last Car
Throughout my travels, I’ve taken more than my fair share of trains (especially the Metro-North between Grand Central Station and Connecticut) and subways—and I’ve learned that you’ll almost always find more room in the last car. Just walk a little farther to the back of the train and you won’t need to be squeezed in like a sardine.



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4 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Head for the Last Car"

  1. Hi Johnny,

    “…a little FARTHER back…” Farther is used for distance, further for everything else.

    Merry Christmas from a fellow Manhattan Beachite.

    Paul Isley

  2. Works every time on BART in the Bay Area.

  3. I usually take the last car when I travel by train especially if it’s a little crowded. Thanks for the tip.

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