Amtrak is engaged in numerous efforts to enhance its Long Distance service—both in the immediate future and over the longer term. Most significant is the effort to replace the fleet operating the Long Distance network, and also includes upgrades to passenger cars, stations, onboard amenities, customer experience and more.
Amtrak is modernizing the interiors of over 400 bi-level Superliner cars—with new seating cushions and upholstery, carpet, LED lighting, tables and curtains. The scope of the project includes four Superliner car types: Coaches, Sleeping Cars, Dining Cars and Sightseer Lounges. Amtrak has invested $28 million in this refresh, which extends the useful life of passenger cars that were delivered in the 1980s and 1990s.
As of summer 2023, over 100 Superliner cars have been refreshed and are now in revenue service. More information can be found in the Long Distance Service Improvements fact sheet here.