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  1. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    To go with the topic of this thread. Simply Railway has posted a tweet about what the new bi-level from Siemens would look like if Amtrak orders in the future.
  2. JermyZP

    Amtrak FY22 Grant Request

    During the speech at Amtrak 50th anniversary event the current administration want to give 2/3 of 10 billion dollars every year to Amtrak. That around 6.5 billion and it should be more than enough for Amtrak to replace or fully rebuild the Superliners. The future of Amtrak looks bright.
  3. JermyZP

    Amtrak FY22 Grant Request

    Do you think that if the grant get approved that they would bring back old services like morning coffee & juice to sleepers and a bar attendant at the bar in sightseer lounge?
  4. JermyZP

    Amtrak FY22 Grant Request

    In the grant request it also states that surfliner cars will be overhauled. I'm glad that they are planning this because those seats have stains and are starting to wear down. It will probably look like the new Venture car seats with more leg room, as shown below.
  5. JermyZP

    Amtrak FY22 Grant Request

    I hope that they replace the pull out table to a more sturdy one and putting more outlets inside the rooms. Does this mean that they might remove or change the upstairs sightseer lounge wet bar?
  6. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    In a Amtrak report and 5 year plan, that came out recently, it stated multiple plans that Amtrak wishes to take on if they received the full amount of funds they requested. One of these plans are to allocate funds for the start of replacing existing long distance equipment, including Superliners...
  7. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    This was just an idea for siemens American version of viaggio bi-level cars and not for Superliner cars. I was talking about having ADA coach and sleeper car next to the lounge and dining cars. so they won't have to go through coach cars or other sleeper cars. The siemens viaggio cars have...
  8. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    There could be a way where all the cars could be bi-level with no single-level. I think that there still should be a ADA bi-level car that has coach seats and rooms with a Elevator from the lower-level to the high-level. I have always love the bi-level fleet in Amtrak but it needs to make it...
  9. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    I agree with you. A compartment bunk sleeper is probably going to be the future of rail travel because it will probably make tickets prices cheaper and you can fit more of them on one car. I think that ADA should have their own car with both coach and sleeper rooms accommodation with a Elevator...
  10. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    Loading gauge for NEC and not for Superliner and Hi-Level cars.
  11. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    Maybe when Amtrak starts on the gateway program they would have the new tunnel under the Hudson taller to accommodate bi-level cars? We'll see
  12. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    If the bill past to have a permanent funding stream for Amtrak, this could happen.
  13. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    They could do a compartment sleeper on the second level that has seats that recline from almost lie down position to a flat sleeping position, it will be front to back instead of side to side(as shown in picture) 2 will be stacked on top of each other and will be on both sides of the car with a...
  14. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    I have been looking at the specification sheet and there's a lot of changes that are needed. The lowest doorway height from the rails to the floor is 23.6". This would be a problem for 8" station platforms but Amtrak has portable ADA elevators at most stations. We can use this as an advantage...
  15. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    An elevator is probably the best bet but the gangway between cars is not wide enough for wheelchairs to go through. If Siemens built an American LD Viaggio set, it will have to redo the dimension of entryways and gangways.
  16. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    Maybe Siemens could build a ADA ramp in the lower level car for people in a wheelchair can go from there room or seat up a ramp to the single level to go to the lounge or dinner? I know the ramp will probably take a lot of space but the lower level car will probably be only for ADA passengers only.
  17. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    Having a universal bi-level sleeper could one of the best things Amtrak could do. Imagine a new line going from Emeryville, CA to New York or from Los Angeles to Washington DC. In a modern, sleek, and comfortable sleeper I would be on it in a heart beat.
  18. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    Siemens Viaggio Low Level car
  19. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    The train layout could be in the far Future: SL - single level T - Twin(Bi-level) LL - Low Level for ADA - Engine - Baggage - Viaggio T OBS sleeper - Viaggio T sleeper - Viaggio T sleeper - Viaggio SL dinner - Viaggio Bar & cafe Lounge car - Viaggio SL coach - Viaggio SL coach - Viaggio SL...
  20. JermyZP

    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    Recently Amtrak has picked Siemens as the Preferred bidder for new intercity rolling stock. I was thinking, what could be the next sleeper car if it was built by Siemens. I was thinking that on the east coast it would be the single level Viaggio set and on the west coast it would be the bi-level...
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