Carry on AMTRAK

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MiamiOffshore
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Carry on AMTRAK

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Can you carry on AMTRAK? I see information saying I must declare firearms and have them locked inside checked baggage. There is no mention of CCW. Anyone dealt with this issue before. The hypothetical travel would be entirely inside the State of Florida.

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FfNJGTFO
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MiamiOffshore wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:00 pm
Can you carry on AMTRAK? I see information saying I must declare firearms and have them locked inside checked baggage. There is no mention of CCW. Anyone dealt with this issue before. The hypothetical travel would be entirely inside the State of Florida.
No, you can't. Firearms are prohibited in the passenger compartment of all Amtrak trains. You can only do the "checked baggage" procedure you describe above. And, to reiterate, the check baggage procedure applies only to long distance trains that have a baggage car with a steel cage. This would then exclude all the Amtrak commuter train services (e.g. BOS -- Wash DC Metro-liner or "Acela"), etc. and the "AutoTrain." I know for a fact that you cannot even transport your firearms in your car on the AutoTrain. They often have a dog that searches for the smell of weapons (gunpowder) and will alert on them. I used to take the Autotrain when going back and forth between my (former) home in NJ and FL. I then started driving the entire distance, thereafter.
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Post by Gregg »

The above info is accurate.
That is why I quit using Auto-Train.

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay »

Concealed is not "illegal" on Amtrak, just not allowed:

https://www.amtrak.com/firearms-in-checked-baggage

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Post by N4KVE »

I carry on Tri Rail between Palm Beach, & Miami. Never saw a sign that said I couldn’t. GARY.

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N4KVE wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:05 pm
I carry on Tri Rail between Palm Beach, & Miami. Never saw a sign that said I couldn’t. GARY.
Tri-Rail is not Amtrak. It's the "South Florida Regional Transportation Authority." The policy is for Amtrak pax. & trains. Now, maybe the RTA has a policy and maybe it doesn't. I don't know.

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Skeezix
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Post by Skeezix »

According to the Tri Rail website...
Firearms/Weapons
State law prohibits the carrying of concealed firearms. It is also unlawful for any person to openly carry any firearm or electric weapon or device. Persons in the possession of a license issued by the State of Florida to carry a concealed weapon or firearm are exempt from the concealed weapons prohibition. Secs. 790.01, 790.053 and 790.06, Florida Statutes.

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Post by TACC »

Interesting I guess that cancels that trip to the north using that mode of transportation

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