Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
To some extent. Trains have more capacity for baggage. As of now, you can check in FOUR bags (the first two for free). Unlike flights, you can currently carry food/liquids. But biggest of all is just how long every procedure takes. You'll never have the same lines in a train station as an airport. So check-in, waiting in line to be personally screened, and then picking up your baggage, you can shave off as much as an 45 minutes to an hour of your time just by going rail vs. plane.
That is because there hasn't been a terrorist attack on one yet. I was just reading that the Chinese trains can hold 1000 passengers. Imagine the security and restrictions that would happen if a terrorist blew up the train over a residential area with that many people on it here in the US.
In fact it is probably pretty easy to derail a train, you could plant a bomb on one of the thousand + support columns.