AMTRAK NORTHEAST DIRECT
Welcome to Amtrak's Twilight Shoreliner,the Northeast Corridor's premier overnight train,operating along the East Coast between Boston and Newport News and points in-between, including New York City, Washington DC and Williansburg, VA. If you've never traveled on one of Amtrak's overnight trains,you're in for some pleasant surprise. We offer many amenities throughout the train for each Class service. Best of all,passengers can watch the diverse scenery and skylines of the Northeast Corridor roll by.
Amtrak's attentive crew strives to make your trip a comfortable one. Be on the lookout fpr these Amtrak employees.
THE TRAIN ATTENDANT is on board to make your trip in Coach or Custom Class as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Need a pillow or blanket?Do you have a special need? Just ask!
THE SLEEPING CAR ATTENDANT sees to needs of passengers with Viewliner accomodations. This is the member of the onboard staff who offers you personalized service such as turning down you bed,leaving a bedtime book of chocolates and making up your room in the morning. If you would like a wake-up call,a morning newspaper,breakfast in bed,or if you just have a question,don't hesitate to ask.
THE LEAD SERVICE ATTENDANT is onboard to serve our Coach passengers in the Cafe Car. The Cafe offersa good variety of snacks and sundries and is open continuously throughout the trip.
THE LOUNGE CAR ATTTENDANT offers a variety of snacks,sandwhiches and beverages for the enjoyment of our Custom Class and Sleeping Car passengers throughout the trip. All food and beverages are complimentary,of course,for our Sleeping Car passengers.
THE CONDUCTOR AND ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR are responsible for the safe operation of the train,collecting tickets,making announcements and working with Attendants to ensure that you are comfortable. The Conductor has general charge of the train.
Finally, THE ENGINEER is stationed in the locomotive and is responsible for the safe operation of the train over the railroad.
First Class Viewliner Sleeping Car passengers are pampered by all amenities of Coach and Custom Class plus exclusive Dinette seating,a hot morning shower,first-run,full-length movies and four channels of music entertainment that can be enjoyed in the privacy of a compartment or deluxe bedroom. As a Viewliner Sleeping Car guest on Amtrak,all meals are complimentary. If you perfer to have meals served in your room please ask the Sleeping Car Attendant. If your trip takes you to New York or Washington, D.C., you may want to spend more time in one of the Metropolitan Lounges located in these two stations. There you can enjoy a private waiting area, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages,television telephones and other amenities for First Class passengers only. Please stop in and say hello! We hope you enjoy the extra amenities of our Viewliner service. Feel free to ask the Sleeping Car Attendant for a magazine,complimentary coffee,tea,juice,soda or bottled water. First Class passengers' meals are complimentary. If you prefer to have you meals served in your room, just ask your Sleeping Car Attendant.
Amtrak hopes you enjoy your stay on this state-of-the-art train car,which incorporates the latest technology to offer a smooth,quiet ride and amenities only available in this sleeper. Here a few tips for getting the most from some of the room's features.
A push panel controls the overhead light,wall light and individual reading lights. You'll also find mirror light switches both on the bottom and top of the mirror. The top switch lets you turn off the mirror lights from the upper berth,which comes in handy when your climbing into the upper berth at night. To further ensure your safety in the dark,toilet and seat indicator lights come on when the sink is down or the toilet is up.
In every room,the latest entertainment,as well as a link to the crew,is at your fingertips. A convenient push panel has an attendant call button and gives you control of channels showing Hollywood's finest first run movies. Plus you can relax to the sounds of your favorite music,from jazz and classical to the latest hits and R&B.
An individual climate control unit is in each room. Simply turn the knob to the tempature you desire and technology will do the rest. You also have two air circulation fans that let you direct air anywhere you wish. There are also two adjustable air vents on the window ledge.
We regret that smoking is not permitted in the Sleeping Car rooms. Please speak with your Attendant regarding the current smoking policy on board this train. Thank you for your cooperation.
Each Viewliner Sleeping Car has 12 double compartments, two deluxe bedrooms and a special bedroom equipped for passengers with special mobility reqirements.
There is one shower per car and it is available to compartment passengers.
This room is designed for one or two passengers,with two comfortable reclining seats on either side of an eye-level picture window above for extra light. At night,the seats convert to a bed,and an upper berth folds out from the wall. Each bedroom includes a sink and toilet,and a shower is located nearby.
This private room provides extraordinary comfort for two adults. It offers a sofa and armchair that converts to a wide lower berth and comfortable upper berth. It also includes a private,enclosed shower,along with a sink and toilet. Two Deluxe Bedrooms can be combined into a Deluxe Suite for four.
This deluxe bedroom is equipped for passengers with special mobility requirements,with ample space for a wheelchair. The Special Bedroom provides a reclining seat and an upper and lower berth. An enclosed shower,sink and toilet are accessible by wheelchair. Food and beverage room service is also available for passengers with disabilities.
Coach Class customers can relax in the train's reclining seats,with pillows and blankets for added comfort upon request. Food and beverage service is available in the Cafe car throughout the trip. In Custom Class, passengers receive extra roomy,guaranteed seating,plus a complimentary newspaper,unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and use of the Twilight Lounge Car, a place to make new friends over a drink. As added benefit,our New York customers can use the Metropolitan Lounge located in Penn Station. In this private waiting area,take advantage of complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, televisions,telephones and other amenities.
Passengers travel in Custom Class or in the Viewliner Sleeping Car have exclusive use of the Twilight Lounge Car,the social center of the train. The Twilight Lounge Car is a great place to meet people or simply enjoy a change of scenery. The lounge section features casual seating in an intimate atmosphere. Complimentary snacks and specialty drinks are available during the Hospitality Hour. The Lounge Car Attendant will announce the starting times of these enjoyable on-board events.