In TRAIN RIDE, Katrina (MC Lyte) is a college freshman attending an African American university, eager to begin the next chapter of her life. Will (Wood Harris), Ellis (Russell Hornsby), and Ron are college seniors looking forward to one last year of college, parties, and meeting girls. Will, a charming womanizer, meets Katrina on campus, and invites her to a party at his apartment. Katrina arrives with her roommate and another friend from the dorms, and the six binge-drink, smoke marijuana, and play "Truth or Dare." When her friends leave, Katrina stays. While in Will's room, Will spikes Katrina's glass of wine, causing her to pass out. He then convinces Ron and Ellis to "run a train" on Katrina while he films it with his camera. The next day, Katrina has no clear recollection of what happened, but knows that she was date raped. As rumors swirl around campus that there's a video recording of the date rape, Katrina is scorned and shamed by gossip. As the rumors spread, Ron and Ellis, starting to grasp what they've done, break into Will's apartment to destroy the VHS tape. Meanwhile, Katrina has lost all interest in her studies, and doesn't want to leave her dorm room out of fear of further torment from her classmates. With nowhere to turn, Katrina makes a decision that will impact everyone involved.