With new trainsets, Amtrak hopes to pick up the pace

By 2021, Amtrak says you will have a swifter and more comfortable ride from New York to Boston on Amtrak’s 28 new Acela Express trains.

The 160-mile-per-hour ride will offer better WiFi, food service, and more outlets, says Amtrak, plus they are designed to hold 35 percent more passengers than the current trains. During peak hours, the expanded service is designed to allow trains between Washington DC and New York every half-hour and between New York and Boston every hour.

“As more people rely on Amtrak, we need modernized equipment and infrastructure to keep the region moving,” said Anthony Coscia, chair of the Amtrak Board of Directors, in a written statement. READ MORE.

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