Amtrak’s five year service Line report clearly indicates that Amtrak is interested in focusing and marketing the premium services on certain long distance routes to experiential travelers and to try to reach younger experiential travelers. While it is probably wise to tailor the PREMIUM products to such riders it is also important they not forget why the routes are federally funded (to provide essential transportation to certain rural areas.) it’s certainly possible to do both, the Canadian is an example of a train that targets such travelers but also serves an essential purpose. There is an interest in redesigning the sleeper and diner spaces to directly focus on train aficionados both of younger and older ages and those traveling for the train travel experience. They would like to implement this on a beta train to gauge the customer reaction and then make decisions on whether to implement this elsewhere. The two night long distance trains seem to be the focus. I would imagine this would likely be coupled to a superliner interior refresh. It will be certainly interesting to see what this looks like. Amtrak seems to want to bring more younger riders into the long distance product while also continuing to cater to retirees and older riders. Will be interesting to see how they try to cater to both. I’m sure whether folks ultimately support this depends on what it ends up entailing and what the sleeper and diner experience looks like in this model. If they are genuine in this desire, it seems the Canadian would be a good influence to look at.