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Amtrak to Add Business-Class Seating to Cardinal Route

Amtrak Car

Amtrak has announced it will add business-class seating to its Cardinal route.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the new service was announced Monday and will start Jan. 20.

The service will allow travelers to reserve seating in a business-class car. Travelers will also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, soft drinks, more spacious seating, complimentary access to the Metropolitan Lounge at Chicago’s Union Station and an access pass for Philadelphia’s ClubAcela lounge.

Amtrak’s Cardinal route links Charleston to New York, Washington, Cincinnati, Chicago and other cities.

Over the years, Congress has contemplated possible cutbacks for the route. Charleston Mayor Danny Jones says they will not remove Amtrak out of the city.