Where there’s traveling, there’s baggage. Nowadays, traveling by train can’t be more easier. Amtrak makes traveling a walk in the park. Amtrak allows passengers to travel with up to two carry-on bags and four checked bags per person (for long distance travel). The first two checked bags are FREE. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. What if a passenger was departing later in the day, and wanted to store his/her luggage until then? Amtrak makes baggage storage easier than imagined. How easy is Amtrak’s baggage storage service? With Amtrak’s baggage storage, passengers can stretch out more and stress less.

Amtrak’s baggage storage service is available at all major terminals (ex. New York Penn Station, Washington, DC Union Station, Boston South Station, and Chicago Union Station). Amtrak’s baggage storage service is generally located nearest to the boarding area. Amtrak charges $10.00 per bag. When storing their baggage, passengers must remember three things. 1) No valuables should be stored in their luggage (ex. train tickets, travel documents, etc.). 2) Photo ID is required at all times, when storing and reclaiming baggage. 3) Passengers should reclaim their luggage at the station half an hour prior to their train’s departure. Some days are heavily traveled. In this case, retrieving luggage half an hour prior to departure is a must-do. On holidays for instance, baggage storage areas are exceptionally busy. First and foremost, passengers must hold on to their baggage check receipts. The baggage attendant matches the carbon-copied receipts to the originals attached to the bags. Amtrak takes safety and security seriously.

Taking the train is the ultimate traveling experience. In contrast to flying and the excessive baggage fees, one can see why taking the train is far more convenient. Amtrak’s baggage policy is the most convenient in the industry, with a baggage storage service that is 100% user-friendly. As long as passengers assume responsibility for their valuables, provide valid photo ID, and retrieve their bags half an hour prior to departure, their journey is guaranteed to be smooth-sailing as promised. Amtrak’s baggage storage service is not just about convenience. It’s all about assuring passengers that their journey is on the “right track”.

About Author

David Kriso has been a travel writer since August 2011. He is a contributing writer for both of his hometown's newspapers, The Gazette, and The Observer. His articles focus on cruise and railroad travel. David is also published online at ProwsEdge.com, a cruise magazine based in Vancouver, Canada and at Amtrak's story site, Whistlestop.Amtrak.com. David also writes for the publication Examiner.com. On Examiner.com, he writes about cruise and rail travel. David is a long-time train traveler, avid cruiser, and a Disney traveler since age 4.

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