- May 12, 2014
Has anyone tried this option out? If so, I wonder how reliable Uber would be for a late train arrival, let's say around 10-11 PM?
Surge pricing around closing time near the Amtrak station is very unlikely. The station is in a very industrial part of town without very many clubs or bars around. While there is always the possibility of increased demand it is more likely to come from people at the station ordering Uber’s than it is the bar and club crowd.The only caveat I would warn about is if you got there around the time the bars closed. Then you will likely experience tremendous price surges. This happened to me in Columbus Ohio when a Greyhound bus to Cleveland (to meet the train) cancelled and we had to use a Lyft/Uber to get to Cleveland in time to meet the train. We just waited the price surge out; checking the app every few minutes to see what the going rate was.