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Train from New York to Washington

scotland
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Train from New York to Washington

Hi we are a family of 4 travelling after a few days in October from New York to Washington. Looking at taking the train, but there is no luggage option? as we have 4 cases with us will this be a problem and stop us from boarding? I am keen to purchase train tickets ahead of our trip.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

Thank you

Manchester, United...
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1. Re: Train from New York to Washington

No it simply means that you keep your luggage with you

You can use a red cap for assistance with luggage but ensure you tip them

Queens, NY
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2. Re: Train from New York to Washington

Yep, all it means is that you are responsible for your own luggage. There is a large luggage area at the front of most cars, but it is not secured. I travel with luggage all the time.

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3. Re: Train from New York to Washington

perfect , thank you so much for your assistance!

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4. Re: Train from New York to Washington

In addition to the storage space at the end of each car, the overhead racks are much larger than what you're accustomed to from airline travel.

Getting a RedCap will also get you on the train slightly before others, so you get a better choice of seats.

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5. Re: Train from New York to Washington

Amtrak offers both the Acela trains and the Northeast Regional trains. The first is a little quicker, but is more expensive. Many consider the Acela to be not worth the price.

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6. Re: Train from New York to Washington

Red Cap Service

http://www.amtrak.com/baggage-services

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7. Re: Train from New York to Washington

Make sure you make your reservation as soon as you make you decision. The very reasonable cost becomes very very expensive if you wait to long. ( try plugging a date into the reservation system that is only a few weeks out)

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