Amtrak Silver Star Changes

danlb_2000

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It looks like a change may be coming to the Amtrak Silver Star which currently runs between New York City and Miami with stops in Orlando and Kissimmee. If you try to book the train any time after December 5th, 2024 it only lets you book it as far north as Washington DC. I contacted Amtrak about this and was told that changes were coming to the route but they did not provide specifics.

The speculation is that Star is going to be combined with the Capitol Limited creating a new route that will run from Chicago to Miami. Limitations of Capitol Limited booking lends support to this rumor.

The Silver Meteor also runs from NYC to Miami, although on a slightly different route, and it appears un-effected.

Personally I liked the Star because it arrives in Orlando at around 10:00 AM and leaves at around 8:00 PM so I can still get a pretty full park day on my travel days. The Meteor runs closer to the middle of the day so can't do much more on the travel day.
 

IanDLBZF

Well-Known Member
The speculation is that Star is going to be combined with the Capitol Limited creating a new route that will run from Chicago to Miami. Limitations of Capitol Limited booking lends support to this rumor.
My thought is will they be switching from Single-Level to Double Level Equipment? The Capitol Limited has Superliners and the Silver Star does not.
 

danlb_2000

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Original Poster
My thought is will they be switching from Single-Level to Double Level Equipment? The Capitol Limited has Superliners and the Silver Star does not.

Rumor is that it the route will use Viewliner cars (single-level) because there is a shortage of Superliner cars (double-level).
 

danlb_2000

Premium Member
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Here is what is currently known about this change. Still no official announcement from Amtrak.

1. The Silver Star, 92, is bookable TPA-NYP through 11/8/2024.
2. All classes on the Silver Star, 92, are "Sold Out" TPA-NYP, indicating a block on sales, starting 11/9/2024.
3. The Silver Star, 92, is bookable TPA-WAS on all dates, including on and after 11/9/2024.
4. Bedroom inventory drops from 10 to 4 and Family Rooms show as sold out on the Capitol Limited, 29, WAS-CHI from the 11/10/2024 departure onwards. This strongly, though not conclusively, indicates a replacement of Superliner sleepers by Viewliner sleepers effective 11/10/2024.
 

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