I rode Amtrak train 172 the other day. The equipment was in good shape, clean and the temperature just right. The problem was the constant announcements made in a harsh, aggressive voice over a PA system that was so loud that it must have been at maximum volume. Colleague with me is a foreigner and was really annoyed at how aggressive the announcements were - repeated blaring about the same station stops, constant orders to keep masks on etc. Then crew come through frequently with their blaring static filled walkie talkies. It was really an unpleasant experience. Must it be like this?