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Erie to/from Pittsburgh is a 125 mile drive (+/-), roughly a 2 hour drive. I try to take the train when ever possible, but this is an interstate route due north of Pittsburgh (I-79). I have been on the train all over the area, plus I have driven all over Pennsylvania, so my suggestion is to drive.
 

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Erie to/from Pittsburgh is a 125 mile drive (+/-), roughly a 2 hour drive. I try to take the train when ever possible, but this is an interstate route due north of Pittsburgh (I-79). I have been on the train all over the area, plus I have driven all over Pennsylvania, so my suggestion is to drive.
Not so easy when you have a bicycle. I have been wanting to take a trip up to Cleveland up the Ohio and Erie bike rail. I would like to return on the train but it is a 1:25AM departure.


Same for a ride to Erie. Route 19 north of the cisty is a very pretty place to ride.
 
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I know a map which shows not only all the Amtrak routes, but also the entire Via Rail system and most commuter rail services in the United States:

The map is quite nice, one of my favourite maps. But there are some lines missing. For example, Caltrain around San Francisco, Exo around Montréal and some services around Toronto, in New Jersey and Vermont aren't on this map yet. Does anybody know how I could add those lines to the map to complete it? Thank you a lot!
 

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If you use an apple phone and use Apple Maps, if you click the top right maps icon and select transit it shows all Amtrak lines, when you zoom in it then shows local commuter routes and then subway/light rail routes. Also includes ferries, some buses, and more.
 

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Interesting. Only thing is, I couldn't figure out how to differentiate lines with passenger service from freight only lines.
Also looking at places like China, the names are only shown in Chinese characters which makes it difficult for non Chinese speakers to navigate.
It's true the colours of the lines (yellow, red etc) don't say if passenger railway is active on a line. You can just scroll closer and then actif railway stations appear, written in blue. For non-European languages, I think there is no alternative yet. The problem is similar on other geo portals I'm used to.
 
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Google maps is extremely frustrating (unless I'm really doing something wrong or have a setting wrong) since when you select transit, it's very uneven in what it shows. Some cities which have tram/streetcar/LRT don't show up but others do, while sometimes only the subway systems show up but not LRT. And usually no mainline or commuter - although stops and stations do show up, for buses as well.

This site is also useful, if not updated anymore (open railway map is the most useful for zooming in and around);

 
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As an example with the following cities of Google Maps quirks: in Chicago Metra shows up along with the L.

But then Stockholm's light rail, subway and narrow gauge commuter rail shows up but not mainline commuter, while Norrköping and Gothenberg's LRT systems don't show up at all. Another example is Oslo only shows the subway but not streetcar or commuter rail - and no LRT in the other Norwegian cities that actually have (or recently had it). And in the UK only London's networks show up.
 

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As an example with the following cities of Google Maps quirks: in Chicago Metra shows up along with the L.

But then Stockholm's light rail, subway and narrow gauge commuter rail shows up but not mainline commuter, while Norrköping and Gothenberg's LRT systems don't show up at all. Another example is Oslo only shows the subway but not streetcar or commuter rail - and no LRT in the other Norwegian cities that actually have (or recently had it). And in the UK only London's networks show up.
Perhaps it depends on the availability of a transit data feed, which might allow Google to automate the process of adding the stops.
 
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