New Hoosier State Business Class Rolls Out

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Amenities in the new business-class include white tablecloth dining. Amenities in the new business-class include white tablecloth dining.

More amenities and a wider view are some of the features of the new business class section launched by the operators of the Hoosier State Line. The service includes table seats, hot meals and access to a "dome lounge" in the upper-level.

Windows in the lounge have curved, overhead windows. The additional business class seating more than doubles the capacity of the Indianapolis-to-Chicago route to 184 spots.

The Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday trains offer options for breakfast and dinner.

The Hoosier State is a collaboration among the Indiana Department of Transportation, Amtrak, Iowa Pacific Holdings, and the multiple Indiana communities along the route. The line is currently running on a 23-month contract that started August 2. It is operated by Amtrak and equipment is provided through a contract with the state by Iowa Pacific. Communities involved in funding the Hoosier State are Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Tippecanoe County and West Lafayette.

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