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Amtrak Rolls Out Private Rooms on Northeast Regional Service

Three types of accommodations are featured on one train overnight between Washington, New York and Boston

Amtrak Northeast Regional service is now offering private rooms on select trains operating overnight between Washington, DC, New York and Boston.

One train offering the rooms will depart nightly from Washington at 10:00 PM. The southbound service operates Sundays through Thursday departing Boston at 9:30 PM. Times are slightly different on Fridays and Saturdays.

Three types of accommodations are available: Roomettes, Bedrooms and Accessible Bedrooms. Private rooms feature comfortable seating that folds into a bed, newly upgraded bedding, pillows, towels and linens. A dedicated attendant provides turndown service, assists with meals and helps with luggage.

An upgrade from a Roomette to a Bedroom offers twice the space as well as other added amenities, including a private shower. Customers can opt to book two adjoining Bedrooms to create a Bedroom Suite.

Tickets are now available to purchase for travel beginning on April 5.

Roger Harris, chief marketing and revenue officer, said in addition to all the precautions Amtrak takes to make rail travel safer and healthier, “a private room will enhance the trip and give customers the added benefit of more comfort, space and privacy.”

Travelers who book private rooms receive complimentary alcoholic beverage upon boarding and continental breakfast before arrival. In addition customers also enjoy complimentary Metropolitan Lounge access at Washington Union and Boston South stations.