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Acela has assigned seats. The other trains do not. You will either be assigned a seat by the conductor at boarding, or it will be "festival seating"/ public transit style seating, where you just take the first seat that you see that suits you. If there are any difficulties, the conductor will sort it out when he comes along. Either way, if you go to ...


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First class seats on the Acela Express are the only seats which can be reserved prior to check-in, anywhere in the Amtrak system.* In fact, they are automatically assigned—you cannot see the seat map, and do not know what you have been assigned until you have purchased a ticket, though you can change it afterwards online or with an agent for no charge. ...


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Unreserved Northeast Corridor trains have a few wheelchair-friendly seats, which can (unlike regular seats) be reserved specially. As the number of tickets sold never exceeds the number of seats, if someone has a special reservation you will always be able to find another seat. On the double-decker Capitol Corridor trains, and I assume on other double-...


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Do you need seating for handicapped people? If yes, you can use it. If not, please do not use it if there are other seats you can use. Age is not the deciding thing here. A 20 year old girl or guy who looks healthy might have an invisible handicap and need it much more than a healthy 70 year old who can walk on to a seat a bit further into the train. But ...


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