Topic : Acela

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Part of Amtrak investment package to modernize D.C. Union Station concourse

Rail| September 28, 2016

Early action construction will start in the fall of 2016 and include the relocation of heating and ventilation. Full-phased construction, funded by the new investment package, is anticipated to start in 2017 and will seek to minimize impacts to all station users.

Amtrak's new NEC site highlights infrastructure projects

Rail| January 7, 2015

The new website includes project information and updates, maps, graphics and other resources about several NEC infrastructure projects now under construction or in the planning stage.

Government Issues| September 19, 2014

House panel approves Amtrak overhaul

The Northeast Corridor operating between Boston and Washington also would be the only part of the passenger rail system to qualify for high-speed rail funding – to improve the speed of its Acela trains.
Management & Operations| July 9, 2014

Amtrak seeks new high-speed trains

In an RFP, Amtrak is seeking up to 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets capable of meeting or exceeding current Acela trip-times on the existing NEC infrastructure. The new equipment is intended to have 40% more seats per train than current trainsets.
Motorcoach| August 2, 2011

Study: Curbside operators grabbing Amtrak market share

Researchers found that Megabus and other curbside operators are attracting more riders, primarily younger ones, drawn to the convenience of amenities such as onboard Wi-Fi. Acela ridership remains unaffected.
Rail| March 10, 2011

Amtrak ridership up 16 consecutive months

Factors contributing to the success include a moderately improved economic environment allowing some recovery of business travel along the Northeast Corridor, sustained high gasoline prices, the increased appeal and popularity of rail travel, effective marketing campaigns and the introduction of Wi-Fi on the high-speed Acela Express trains.
Rail| March 2, 2010

Amtrak Acela line intros Wi-Fi

Initially offered as a complimentary service, AmtrakConnect is available to every passenger onboard Acela Express both in Business and First class seating.

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