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Amtrak to Overhaul and Upgrade Overnight Long Distance Train Fleet

US train service Amtrak is planning to significantly upgrade, revamp and overhaul its long distance overnight train fleet – much of which is nearing the end of its natural lifespan.

“Purchasing new long distance train cars will allow Amtrak to upgrade and modernize the iconic and vital overnight services that link our nation’s major regions. We are looking for new trains that improve safety, reliability, accessibility, and efficiency while offering the features our customers believe are most important to modernising overnight train travel for the 21st century,” said Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia.

“We believe in the future of our Long Distance service and we look forward to enhancing the customer experience across the Amtrak network, and further supporting US manufacturing,” said Mr Coscia.

Amtrak’s existing fleet dates back to – at most – 1979.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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