VIA RAIL CANADA SLEEPING CAR ACCOMMODATIONS
UPPER BERTH & LOWER BERTH, 1 person
Available individually for one person, or as a unit consisting of one upper berth and one lower berth for 2 people. This unit formerly was called a Section. In daytime, there are two upholstered seats facing one another (by custom, the forward facing seat is occupied by the person in the lower berth, and the rear facing seat is occupied by the person in the upper berth). These seats are wide enough for two adults to sit side-by-side comfortably. At night, the seats are converted into full size beds. (the lower berth bed is longer and wider than the beds in the enclosed single and double bedrooms). Privacy in each berth is assured by heavy curtains. A maximum of 6 travelers can be accommodated in the 3 upper and 3 lower berths per car. Separate ladies and gents restroom facilities are adjacent, as is a shower for use by all passengers in the car. Luggage storage is limited to one medium size article not exceeding 9″ thick and 26″ long which can fit under the seat. Larger bags should be checked for handling in the baggage car.
SINGLE BEDROOM (Roomette) for 1 person
Private room, with toilet and wash basin. On many trains, the Single Bedrooms alternate between two floor plans of rooms, as indicated on the drawing. The amenities are the same between the two floor plans. The “upper” room requires climbing two steps from the hallway to enter the room. Daytime amenities: sofa seat. Nighttime amenities: full size bed. The bed in the “upper style room folds down from the wall; the bed in the “lower” style room rolls out from the wall. In both cases, when the bed is down access to the toilet is blocked. Both floor plans have space for one small bag not exceeding 9″ thick and 26″ long. Larger bags should be checked for handling in the baggage car. There is a shower for all passengers located nearby. At the opposite end of the car is one ladies and one gents restroom.
On some trains, a third floor plan of single bedroom is also available. The floor space and amenities are similar, but there is more space for luggage. Two small to medium bags may be carried in this type of room. At night the bed folds down from the wall and blocks access to the toilet in the room.
DOUBLE BEDROOM for 2 people
Private room for 2 with en suite toilet and wash basin. Daytime amenities: two sofa chairs. Nighttime amenities: full size lower bed and full size upper berth which is accessed by climbing a ladder. Beds are located crosswise to the direction of the train movement. A shower for use by all passengers is located nearby. Room “F” has the same amenities but also about 1/3 more floor space. VIA Rail considers this room equivalent to other double bedrooms.
DRAWING ROOM for 2 or 3 people
Private room with en suite toilet and wash basin. Daytime amenities: long sofa plus two upholstered chairs. Two large windows. Floor space is about 1.75 times the size of the Double Bedroom. Nighttime amenities: two full size lower beds, plus one full size upper berth, accessed by a ladder. A shower, for use by all passengers in the car, is located nearby.
Due to the limited number of Drawing Rooms on many trains, this type of accommodation may not be listed in the Mountain Outin’ travel brochure, though it may be available. Please contact Mountain Outin’ for price and availability.
AMTRAK SUPERLINER SLEEPING CAR ACCOMMODATIONS
EXPLORER ROOM (Roomette) for 1 or 2
Private rooms located on both the upper and lower levels of the car. Daytime amenities: two sofa seats facing one another, with fold-up table between. Nighttime amenities: lower bed 6’6” long by 2”4” wide. Upper bed 6’2” long by 2’ wide. Room does not have a toilet or wash basin. These facilities are located nearby, both on the upper and lower level of the car. A shower is located on the lower level. Space for baggage is located under the seats. Up to 2 bags not exceeding 8” thick and 24” long can be accommodated in the room. Larger articles may be stored in the luggage racks on the lower level of the car and are accessible during the trip.
SUPERIOR ROOM (Deluxe Bedroom) for 2 people
Private room located on the upper level of the car with wash basin, toilet and shower. Daytime amenities: long sofa plus sofa chair. Fold-up table. Nighttime amenities: lower bed 6’6” long by 3’4” wide. Upper bed 6’2” long by 2’ wide accessed by climbing a ladder. In newer Superliner II cars, upper bed is 2’4” wide. Limited space for luggage. Two medium size articles not exceeding 8” thick and 24” long may be stored under the sofa seat. Other luggage is left in the luggage racks on the lower level of the car, and may be accessed during the trip. Note that one room, room “A” has slightly less usable floor space than the other deluxe bedrooms. Amtrak considers both room layouts equivalent.
FAMILY ROOM for 2 adults or 2 adults and up to 2 children
There is one room per car, on the lower level. The room extends the full width of the car, so there are windows on both sides of the room. Does not have private toilet or wash basin. These facilities are located a short distance away on the same level. Daytime amenities: long sofa, plus two sofa seats which face one another, with fold-up table. Nighttime amenities: two lower beds, one 6’4” long by 3’2” wide, and one (for children or small adults) 4’9” long by 2’ wide. Also two upper beds, one 6’2” long by 2’ wide, and one (for children or small adults) 4’9” long by 2’ wide.
Since there are only 1 or 2 family rooms per train, Mountain Outin’ does not list this type of accommodation in our travel brochures, though it may be available. Please contact Mountain Outin’ for price and availability.
ACCESSIBLE ROOM for 2
This room is designed to accommodate travelers with mobility impairments. It is located on the lower level of the car, and extends the full width of the car, with windows on both sides of the room. The room has a wash basin and toilet. Daytime amenities: two sofa seats facing one another, with fold-up table. Nighttime amenities: lower bed 6’6” long by 2’4” wide, and upper bed 6’2” long by 2’ wide. The seats/beds are the same size and arrangement as in the Roomette, though the room overall is over twice as spacious. Ample storage space for luggage. Shower is located nearby on the same level.
Advance sale of this room is restricted to those with mobility impairments, defined by the courts as “a person with a physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities and results in a need for one or more of the access features of the Accessible Bedrooms on Amtrak rail cars, which include, among other features, more maneuvering room, grab bars and accessible restroom facilities.” Clients requesting this room may self-certify that they meet the stated restrictions. It is not required that the client state the nature of their disability.
Because there is usually only one or two Accessible Bedrooms per train, Mountain Outin’ travel brochures do not list this type of room, though it may be available. Please contact Mountain Outin’ for fare and availability.