In .nl, trains got me to uni and to work. I would spend the journey reading, doing homework, listening to music and, most often, just looking out the window watching the world go past. Even if the destination was not necessarily fun, the journey itself was always enjoyable and relaxing in some way.
Later, trains got me to friends. This meant that I would have several hours of reading, music and scenery with at the end hugs and usually at least a day or two of shiny people.
Overall though, trains were a necessity. Enjoyable, certainly, but still part of a chore.
Nowadays, the train is the thing which gets me to Shiny People and back home again. It's no longer part of a chore, but a part of fun things I do.
At the time of writing, I'm on my way home after spending a few days with the beloved azekeil and while leaving is incredibly hard, at least the journey away from him is enjoyable.