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Amtrak to add new cars to Silver Star, serving Tampa

Amtrak to add new cars to Silver Star, serving Tampa

TAMPA, FL (TBO.com) — Amtrak will add new sleeper, diner and baggage-crew dormitory cars on the Silver Star’s New York-Tampa-Miami route by 2015, with some equipment possibly entering service as early as next summer.

Amtrak officials said Thursday the first units of 130 single-level long-distance passenger rail cars are nearing completion and will begin testing this winter.

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