Amtrak announced the latest milestone in the development of the new Acela trains with the unveiling of interior layouts.
Through a partnership with Alstom, Amtrak is improving the experience of millions of passengers and paving the way for the next generation of rail travel in America and on the Northeast Corridor.
Designed to elevate the travel experience, the new Acela offers improvements in comfort, technology, innovation and safety on Amtrak’s most environmentally friendly train fleet to date.
“Between their sleek interior design, cutting-edge technology, durable amenities and innovative safety features, our new Acela trains will help revolutionize rail travel in the United States,” said Stephen Gardner, CEO of Amtrak. .
“Thanks to Senator Schumer’s strong leadership and commitment to improving high-speed rail and Amtrak service in New York City and across the country,” Gardner continued. “Thanks to the hard work of Alstom, Amtrak employees and our other partners, travelers will experience improved, modern and smoother service on the Northeast Corridor and provide this country with the kind of rail travel modern we deserve when these trains are ready for service next year.”
Earlier this month, Amtrak announced that its Pacific Surfliner service would offer special savings on midweek train travel through June 29.
In February, Amtrak launched its new, faster, more fuel-efficient ACL-42 locomotives in Chicago when the Empire Builder train was pulled from Chicago to Seattle.