Amtrak to Update Northeastern, Midwestern Trains

By Jesse Sokolow on 20 September 2017
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DSC_0581 2Amtrak announced plans to renovate its train interiors on various routes in the Northeast and Midwest. The overhaul, which will cost the train operator over $16 million and will be undertaken on its Amfleet I equipment, is expected to take nine months to complete.

The work will include new seat cushions and carpeting, as well as new LED reading lights. The lavatories will also be outfitted with new flooring.

The bulkhead and wainscoting will also be upgraded, and business-class cars will receive new curtains. In addition, the galleys in the café cars will be completely redesigned.

The Amtrak Amfleet I passenger cars were built in the mid 1970s by Budd. The single-level cars replaced much of the fleet Amtrak inherited when it assumed control of all passenger rail service in the United States in 1971.

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