Hi I'm new here. I have never traveled on Amtrak (trains in Europe but not here) so I am a complete newbie. I will be traveling from Pittsburgh to Newark Penn Station and back again. Now I was going to buy a BC ticket but I have read that the "new" BC arrangements on this route are not great. However, I do value quiet and (hopefully) fewer people so I'm wondering if, for me, a BC ticket is still worthwhile. I am particularly interested in this in relation to the return trip. I gather from what I have read, "reserved" means very little. Is it really true that you can have a ticket and then have to stand? Or did I read that wrong? If that is the case, would a BC reservation stand me in better stead, particularly getting on at Newark?