Rail

Amtrak expands NEC high-speed service

Posted on January 9, 2013

Amtrak is expanding its Northeast Corridor high-speed rail service with the addition of a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C., beginning January 28. The late evening departures from both cities will provide customers increased flexibility when making their travel plans.

The two new trains will make stops in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Wilmington, Del.;, Philadelphia, Newark, N.J.; and New York, and offer reserved Business Class and First Class service options.

"A greater focus on the travel needs of our customers and the improved utilization of our business assets is making this much needed high-speed service expansion possible,” said President/CEO Joe Boardman.

With the start of this service, Amtrak now offers 16 weekday Acela round trips between the key New York and Washington, D.C. travel markets.
Amtrak plans to further expand its high-speed rail service and recently announced its intention to begin in early 2013 the process to purchase next-generation high-speed train sets that will expand seating capacity and provide for more frequent high-speed service on the NEC.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metra Electric's original Highliner railcars officially retired

The railcars began serving customers on the Illinois Central, now the Metra Electric Line, on May 31, 1971. Federal funds covered two-thirds of the $40 million cost and the IC paid the rest.

Bombardier wins Edmonton light rail contract

Will be responsible for the design and supply of the vehicles, signaling, communications, power supply and distribution, overhead catenary system and related depot equipment. Bombardier's scope is valued at approximately $280 million.

Calif. high-speed rail lawsuit back in court

Attorneys for a group of Central Valley farmers will argue in Sacramento County Superior Court that the state can no longer assure Californians of the claims made in 2008.

OC Streetcar receives $125M federal funding boost

Funding identified in President Obama’s 2016-17 budget for 4.1-mile Santa Ana/Garden Grove project.

South Phoenix rail extension on track to launch a decade early

The planned extension will be the first project to get a boost from the city's Transportation 2050 program, which raised sales taxes to fund bus, street and light-rail improvements.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close