They were in the back of the train. If Dan went back toward the other, more crowded passenger car, the man would have known Dan was deliberately choosing to sit as far away as possible. He slid into a seat a couple rows behind the man, about the same time he heard the maglocks clang into place and the end car started rolling backwards. A low hum ran through the floor, and then the platform receded.
“You’ll want to take a look out the windows on your side in about thirty seconds,” the man said, still without looking up.