Seems Amtrak makes it as hard as possible for families to use these regional trains. First off, there is no priority boarding. The gates are announced last minute and there's a mad rush of people to board the trains. So chance of getting on first is minimal. Second problem is these trains seem to all originate in Boston. So are likely already filled up . Worse case scenario is I need to ask people to move. Are most people receptive to this ? I am the kind of person that if someone says no it will greatly upset me inside. If I am already in bad mood I might say something nasty to them... So what should I expect? Maybe just avoid these trains? Although I know families takes them everyday so there must be some method to the madness!