Amtrak’s Acela Express First Class Meal Service Times

Amtrak runs a “high speed” rail line from Washington DC to Boston, and intermediate stops, called the Acela Express. Acela features a First and Business Class, with First Class offering a meal service onboard.

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Since the train is constantly moving and stopping, meal service windows can be confusing, especially for passengers boarding in different stations.

Here’s how Amtrak defines their meal service windows on the Acela Express in First Class:

  • If you board prior to 10a then you will receive breakfast.
  • If you board between 10am-2pm then you will receive lunch.
  • If you board after 300pm then you will receive dinner.

According to Amtrak, “Please be advised that we only offer one complimentary meal in First Class on the Acela Express.”

You can view a sample Amtrak Acela First Class menu here. Overall, the food usually isn’t half bad, and in some cases, is better than what you’d receive 30,000 feet up.

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