Acela Express

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Acela Express

Acela Express is Amtrak's flagship high-speed train service. It runs along the Northeast Corridor, which is in the northeastern part of the United States between Washington D.C and Boston. It has 16 stops, including Providence, Rhode Island; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia and New York City. On some parts of the track, the trains are able to go up to 150 mph, this makes the Acela trainsets the fastest ones in the Americas. Acela carried more than 3.4 million passengers in 2016. Only Northeast Regional carried more people then, over 8 million. Acela 2016 revenue was US$585 million, 25% of Amtrak's total.[1][2]

New trainsets are to be introduced in 2024.[3]

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  1. "Northeast Corridor Employee Timetable #5" (PDF). National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). October 6, 2014. p. 110. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 12, 2020. Retrieved December 24, 2017 – via National Transportation Safety Board.
  2. "Amtrak FY16 Ridership & Revenue Fact Sheet" (PDF). Amtrak. April 17, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  3. Walker, Alissa (2023-05-31). "Amtrak's New Acela Fleet Is Languishing in a Rail Yard". Curbed. Retrieved 2023-06-18.