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VTS: Viewliner II: Amtrak’s New Long-Distance Fleet

12 February 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Viewliner II program is a replacement fleet for the Long Distance Single Level cars running throughout the eastern half of the United States. Amtrak currently has accepted 70 Baggage cars as well as 24 Diner cars and 1 Bag Dorm car. In 2019, Amtrak plans to receive the first Sleeper car to begin the replacement of the original Viewliner II cars. Viewliner passenger cars are designed for use on Amtrak’s long-distance routes in the Eastern US, due to clearance issues in and around both New York Pennsylvania Station and Baltimore Pennsylvania Station that prevent tall bi-level cars from clearing the tunnels. These long-distance routes typically include some segments of track along the Northeast Corridor, but extend to Chicago on two routes, to Miami on two routes, or south to New Orleans, well beyond the Northeast Corridor.

Speaker(s): Michael Kraft,


11:30 am – lunch & conversation

12:00 pm – presentation & discussion

1:00 pm – adjourn



Red Line 

Metro Center Station
Exit station through 13TH ST NW & G ST NW entrance.
Walk approx. 2 blocks North on 13th St NW.

Orange/Blue/Silver Lines 

McPherson Square Station
Exit station through 14TH & I ST NW – FRANKLIN SQUARE entrance.
Walk approximately 1 block East on I St NW.

Parking: Advance discounted reservations available at www.spothero.com

Room: Suite 1200 East
Bldg: American Public Transportation Association
1300 I Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia


12 February 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Room: Suite 1200 East, Bldg: American Public Transportation Association