Amtrak Auto Train Launches Priority Vehicle Offloading

WASHINGTON – Amtrak Auto Train now offers a new upgrade option for passengers who want to speed up their journey.

Passengers can purchase an upgrade to Priority Vehicle Offloading and their vehicle will be one of the first 20 offloaded from the train. Vehicle counts can total 200-300 per train.

This new service will help passengers get to their destination sooner. Priority Vehicle Offloading can be purchased now and is available for travel beginning April 29. For a $50 fee, Priority Vehicle Offloading
is available by calling 877-SKIP-I-95 or for purchase at any staffed station.

This upgrade can be added to existing and online reservations by calling or visiting an Amtrak Ticket Office. Priority Vehicle Offloading is limited to automobiles, vans, SUV’s and trailers. Motorcycles are not eligible for this new upgrade.

“With this upgrade option, we hope to improve the service experience for select Auto Train passengers by reducing the amount of time spent waiting for their vehicle,” said Brian Rosenwald, Amtrak’s chief of product development.