Amtrak Superliner Family Bedroom
Amtrak Superliner Passenger Train Accommodations, including photographs and
detailed descriptions of seats, rooms, train cars and services.
The first trip I ever took in an Amtrak train was in the Family Room
with my two daughters. If traveling with children, this is the room
to get! It is usually priced at only 50% more than the Economy Bedroom.
That is quite a bargain when you consider that it is priced less than
the Deluxe Bedroom and includes full meals for 4 people!
In the left photo above is my wife, Barbara, stretched out over just part
of that long couch talking on a cell phone. In the right photo above are
my kids, Jodina and Sherica, sitting across from each other by the window
on the other side of the train playing Chinese checkers. Even with my
wife stretched out on one side of the room and my kids sitting on the
other side of the room, there is still plenty of room for me in the middle
of that long couch in the Family Room!
Above you can see the beds folded up against the wall and ceiling of the
Family Room. The lower couch opens into a double bed while two more beds
fold down from above. The long bed is a single bed and the one to the
right in the photo is a childs bed.
One of the great things about this accomodation is that it stretches
the entire width of the train and gives you windows on BOTH sides of
the train. Thus, you will never miss a view regardless of which side
of the train it is on!
The sofa stretches the entire width of the room, which you can imagine
is pretty long considering that this room is the entire width of the car!
The sofa is about 9 feet long! In addition to that, there is another
seat that faces the sofa under one of the windows. There is also a small
closet located in the room and there are pull out tables under each window
on each side of the room.
There is a door to the room that closes for complete privacy. You might
be wondering how people can get through the train if this room stretches
the entire width of the train car. That is a very common question. The
train cars have 2 levels to them. People can only walk the full length
of the car and even move from car to car on the upper level of the train.
This cannot be done on the bottom level of the train. The reason for
this is that the wheels of the train are at about the same level as the
rooms on the bottom level of the train and it would not be possible for
people to walk through the wheels of the train!
Thus, the bottom level of the train interior is shorter than the top
level and there is no passage through to other cars on the bottom level
of the train. This leaves room to place one room at each end of the
bottom level of every car that stretches the total width of the car.
One of those rooms is the "Family Room", the other is the "Special
Bedroom" designed for passengers with special mobility requirements.
There is only one Family Bedroom per Sleeping Car and there are usually
only 2 or 3 Sleeping Cars per train. Book this room well in advance as
they usually fill up pretty quickly, especially for the popular school
Here is Amtrak's own descrition of the Family Bedroom: "The Family
Bedroom occuipies the entire width of the car on the lower level, with
private windows on both sides of the room! It's furnished with a long
sofa and two child seats during the day, converting to an upper and
lower berth for adults and two short child-size berths. Restrooms are
located just a few steps away.
DIMENSIONS: 5'2" X 9'5" (1.5M X 2.9M)
2 ADULT BERTHS: 6'2" X 2' (1.9M X 61CM)
2 CHILD BERTHS: 4'9" X 2' (1.5M X 61CM)
Capacity for 2 to 3 suitcases."
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Photographs of the Family Bedroom.
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