Amtrak Northeast Regional service will now include private rooms. They will be offered on select trains operating overnight between Washington DC, New York and Boston; tickets are now available to purchase for travel beginning on April 5.  There will be one train nightly offering the rooms departing Washington at 10 p.m., with return trains Sundays to Thursday departing Boston at 9:30 p.m. (Times are slightly different on Fridays and Saturdays.) Roger Harris, chief marketing and revenue officer, said that in addition to all the precautions being taken to make rail travel safe, “a private room  will enhance the trip and give customers the added benefit of more comfort, space and privacy.”


Customers can select from three types of accommodations: 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 to a Bedroom offers a trip with twice the space as a Roomette as well as other added amenities, including a private shower. Customers can opt to book two adjoining Bedrooms to create a Bedroom Suite. Private room customers will be offered complimentary Metropolitan Lounge access at Washington Union and Boston South stations, as well as a complimentary alcoholic beverage upon boarding and continental breakfast before arrival.

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