<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - South ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Silver Star Trains 91 & 92 - Dining Car Temporarily Removed, Resulting in Lower Cost Sleeping Accommodations Option]]> Effective through April 30, 2016

Through April 30, 2016, the Dining Car will be removed from the Silver Star, and all meals for Sleeping Car and Coach passengers can be purchased in the Café/Lounge car, which offers a selection of hot and cold sandwiches, snacks and other items. See the Silver Star Cafe Menu for available offerings.

Lower Cost Sleeping Car Accommodations

During this test, passengers will pay less for our popular Sleeping Car accommodations aboard the Silver Star. Traditionally, Amtrak has bundled the cost of Dining Car meals into the charge for the Sleeping Car accommodations. Under this experiment, these costs will be "un-bundled" to allow passengers to travel the New York-Orlando-Tampa/Miami route in a Sleeping Car at a lower cost.

Passengers will continue to have the option of choosing traditional Dining Car service aboard the Silver Meteor (Trains 97 & 98), which operates along much of the Silver Star route. Dining Car meals aboard the Silver Meteor are included in the Sleeping Car upgrade charge.

Sleeping Car Amenities

Passengers with Sleeping Car accommodations will continue to have complimentary coffee, chilled water and juices, turn-down service for their bedrooms and roomettes, private restrooms and access to shower facilities. Upon request, attendants will provide in room or at seat service for purchases from the Café/Lounge Car. At stations with ClubAcela, Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge or similar services, Sleeping Car passengers will also continue to have same-day lounge access and pre-boarding privileges.

Amtrak is launching this initiative as a test to evaluate the operational cost savings and customer satisfaction of operating an overnight train at a lower fare and without a Dining Car, and will examine customer reaction and market demand for this service. Amtrak will continue to explore ways to provide food and beverage service at lower cost.

Reservation is available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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