Train, station enhancements continue
WASHINGTON – Amtrak customers traveling to and from Washington Union Station can now enjoy the newly-renovated ClubAcela as part of a lounge station refresh initiative at select stations around the U.S.
ClubAcela is still in its convenient location near the platforms for easy boarding access, and features new carpeting, new and more comfortable seating, and contemporary furniture. Additional improvements include updated all-in-one touchless washbars in the restrooms, new light fixtures, and upgraded selection of snacks and beverages. A Metropolitan Lounge will open, and replace ClubAcela, as part of a larger Union Station renovation.
The lounge at Washington Union Station has long offered customers a comfortable and quiet place to relax before, after or during stops on their journey,” Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson said. “This effort to re-brand and upgrade our lounges is aimed at improving the overall travel experience and providing modern amenities that our customers expect.”
At Washington Union Station, ClubAcela operates between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 5 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The lounge is available for Acela Express First Class, sleeping car customers, Single-Day Pass holders, Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Plus and Select Executive members. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, Internet access, fax and photocopy services, conference room access, newspapers, periodicals and television are provided. Attendants are available to assist with reservations, ticketing and local information.
The Metropolitan Lounges have been updated at Chicago Union Station, Boston South Station and William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Work will soon begin to upgrade ClubAcela at New York Penn Station. In 2021, the Moynihan Train Hall in New York will feature a new Metropolitan Lounge.