Amtrak Capitol Limited
First Class Services
Welcome to Amtrak's® Capitol Limited featuring
the ultimate in First Class train travel
-- Superliner® sleepers. If you've traveled with
Amtrak before, you're sure to notice that on the
Capitol Limited we're offering many new amenities
in First Class, and throughout the train.
Please take advantage of the special services available
to you as a First Class passenger including exclusive
dinner seating, a hot shower in the morning, and
complimentary non-alcoholic beverages throughout
your trip. Of course, all of your Dining Car meals are
complimentary with your First Class ticket.
There's plenty to do on board your Superliner train.
Take in a first-run, full-length moviein the Lounge
Car. Make new friends over a drink during the
Hospitality Hour: Watch America roll by the large
panoramic windows. And most of all, have fun!
TIME ZONE CHANGES: During this trip, you'll
experience a time zone change. You may want to
reset your watch at the following times:
Eastbound Travel: Late October through early April, set
your watch ahead one hour after departing Hammond-Whiting;
April through October, after departing Waterloo.
Westbound Travel: Late October through early April, set
your watch back one hour after departing Toledo; April through
October, after departing Elkhart.
A CREW MEMBER
FOR YOUR EVERY NEED
Should you need anything throughout your trip
there's a crew member ready to assist you. Here's
a brief description of what we do, so you'll know which
one of us to call on:
Your Sleeping Car Attendant offers personalized service,
such as turning down your bed, leaving a bedtime sweet
and making up your room the next
morning. If you'd like a wake-up call, morning
newspaper or refreshments,just ask.
The Chief of On-Board Services supervises the
On-Board Service Crew to ensure a quality experience. You'll
find your Chief is dedicated not only to making
your journey more comfortable, but most enjoyable!
In the Dining Car, the Lead Service Attendant is in
charge and oversees the Service Attendants who bring
your meal to the table. Amtrak Chefs expertly
prepare your food on the lower level.
In the lower level of the Superliner® Lounge, the
Lounge Car Attendant has available a variety of
snacks, sandwiches and beverages for your enjoyment
throughout the day.
The Conductor and Assistant Conductors are responsible
for the safe operation of the train, collecting
tickets and helping passengers.
Finally, the Engineer and Assistant Engineer are in
the locomotive handling the actual operation of
COMFORT AND PRIVACY
We hope you enjoy the extra amenities of First Class.
Should you desire magazines or complimentary
coffee, tea, juice, soda, or bottled water, please ask.
A light breakfast is also available in your room
instead of a full breakfast in the Dining Car.
If you are traveling in a Deluxe Bedroom, you'll
find the shower in your toilet annex. For Economy
and Special Bedroom passengers, a shower is located
on the lower level of the car. In your room is a
complete complimentary shower amenity kit along
with linens, towels, soap, a copy of Express Magazine,
a timetable and a route guide.
When you are ready to retire, your Attendant will
turn down the beds. For the comfort of all passengers,
smoking is not permitted in the sleeping cars;
only in designated sections of the Lounge Car.
(Steve's note: The Capitol Limited now has a
special "Smoking Lounge". It is downstairs in one
of the Coach Cars. The ventilation is separate from
the rest of that Coach Car so that smoke does not
escape into the rest of the Coach Car. Smoking is
not permitted anywhere else on the train, including
not being allowed in the Sightseer Lounge Car.)
If you'd like to look at some of the other sleeping
accommodations, please ask your Attendant:
- Deluxe Bedrooms include an armchair and a sofa that converts
to a wide lower berth and comfortable upper berth at
night. A sink with vanity, shower and toilet are also in the
room. Certain bedrooms can be combined into a Deluxe Suite.
- Family Bedrooms feature a long sofa and two child seats
that convert to upper and lower berths for two adults and two
shorter child-size berths at night. Restrooms are nearby.
- Economy Bedrooms for one or two passengers feature
reclining seats that convert to a bed at night, and a berth
that folds down from the wall. Restrooms are nearby.
- Special Bedrooms for passengers with special mobility
requirements feature two facing reclining seats by day, and
two berths at night. A wheelchair-accessible sink, vanity
and toilet are separated from the room by a privacy curtain.
NOTE: Sleeping accommodation upgrades may be available for an additional
charge. Ask the conductor or your attendant for more information.
FINE DINING WITH
A SPECTACULAR VIEW
In the Superliner Dining Car, you'll dine on fine
cuisine prepared by our trained, skilled chefs.
One section of the Dining Car is reserved for you
as a First Class passenger. Crisp white linens and
fine china await your arrival.
Your on-board dining experience begins with a
delicious appetizer, along with your choice of
complimentary wine, soda or other hot and cold
non-alcoholic beverages. Next, you'll be served a crisp
garden salad and your choice of freshly prepared
entrees. Finally, you'll have a choice of tempting
desserts accompanied by coffee or tea. Of course,
throughout your meal, you'll be treated to the
ever-changing view that makes dining on board
a Superliner such a delightful experience.
As a First Class passenger, all of your meals are
complimentary and you will be given a voucher to
show in the Dining Car. If you prefer, you may also
use your voucher to receive a sandwich, snack and
beverage in the Lounge Car instead of a full dinner
or breakfast in the Dining Car.
Reservations will be taken for dinner; a member of
the crew will ask for your preferred time, and an
announcment will be made requesting your presence
in Dining Car.
If you are traveling with children, ask about our
special meals for kids!
RELAX IN THE
This Lounge is the social center of your train --
a great place to meet people or simply enjoy a
change of scene. The upper level features comfortable,
casual seating and wrap-around windows for a spectacular
view of America by day, and the stars at night.
The lower level includes a limited number of table
booths and a Cafe selling sandwiches, snacks, beverages,
souvenir blankets, playing cards and postcards.
Feature movies are also shown during the evening,
and a Hospitality Hour offers complimentary
snacks, as well as specialty drinks for sale. The
Chief of On-Board Service will announce the
starting times of these enjoyable on-board events.
While smoking is permitted in designated sections
of the Lounge Car, it is not allowed when movies
are being shown. (Steve's note: Smoking is no
longer allowed anywhere in the Southwest Chief
except for the special Smoking Lounge located on
the lower level of one of the Coach Cars. This
special Smoking Lounge has a separate air system
to prevent the smoke from going to any other part
of that Coach Car.)
STOP BY AMTRAK'S METROPOLITAN LOUNGE®
AFTER YOUR TRIP. You may not be aware that
you're entitled to make use of our exclusive
Metropolitan Lounges in Washington, D.C. and
Chicago. There, you'll enjoy a private waiting
area with a staffed reception desk, complimentary
beverage center, television, telephone and other
amenities available for First Class passengers only.
Please stop in when you arrive at your destination
... or enjoy the comforts prior to your next First
Class trip. (Steve's note: This is the first
written confirmation I have ever seen that you
are entitled to use the Metropolitan Lounge®
AFTER the completion of your trip! I've
specifically been told by train staff that I was
not entitled to use that lounge once my train
arrived. From that staff person, you could imply
that you were not entitled to use the Metropolitan
Lounges® if you are coming off a Sleeping Car
and transfering to another train where you only have
a coach seat. The above statement implies the opposite!
If you expect to have such a transition and would like
written proof to show to the Metropolitan Lounge®
Attendant that you are entitled to use the lounge,
then send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to:
TrainWeb, 4175 E. La Palma Ave #200, Anaheim, CA 92807.
I'll make a copy of the original and send it to you
so you can try to use that as proof of your entitlement
to such use of the lounge.)
Service and route subject to change without notice.
Superliner 2 Diagrams
To help you find your way through the train more easily,
the order of the cars is typically as follows:
- baggage car
- crew car
- coach car(s)
- lounge car
- dining car
Please select one of the following:
Capitol Limited Page /
TrainWeb Travel Page
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