Topic : Acela

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Amtrak completes refresh of Acela interiors

Rail| June 13, 2019

The project took 15 months to refresh all 20 trainsets, which included 100 Amtrak cars and 6,080 total seats.

Amtrak reveals modernized interiors for Acela Express trains

Rail| August 8, 2018

The new interiors will feature spacious and smooth leather seats, with integrated in-seat lighting and personal electrical outlets and USB ports.

Rail| June 20, 2018

New intercity rail service launches in Connecticut

Connects to a number of other rail services, including Metro-North, Shoreline East, and Amtrak including Amtrak’s Acela

Rail| February 6, 2018

Two Amtrak train cars detach while going 125 mph

The incident, which occurred at around 6:40 a.m., resulted from a "mechanical issue."

Rail| May 30, 2017

Amtrak announces schedule changes to speed Penn Station track repairs

The Infrastructure Renewal work accelerates several years of already planned improvement of track, switch, and other infrastructure at Penn Station to improve track conditions.

Rail| November 7, 2016

Amtrak upgrades passenger Wi-Fi on Acela line

The upgraded technology allows Amtrak to incorporate higher-speed train-to-ground backhaul technologies, laying the foundation for further enhancements to the onboard customer experience.

Rail| September 28, 2016

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

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.

Rail| January 7, 2015

Amtrak's new NEC site highlights infrastructure projects

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.
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