Amtrak aspires to a 2-hour Washington, D.C.-New York trip, but it’s going to take a lot more than faster trains

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; November 3, 2019

Amtrak’s new nonstop Acela service between Washington and New York was billed as the start of an era of faster and more efficient passenger service in the Northeast.

The service, launched in September, connects the nation’s two most powerful cities in two hours and 35 minutes, saving passengers about 15 minutes’ travel time. In 2021, the railroad plans to debut more Acela train sets, and it is in the midst of other cosmetic changes and upgrades.

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