Rarely do we have enough of it and many days we are looking for more. We don’t like when our time is wasted and we’re constantly trying to get ahead of it. Fifteen years ago, Amtrak introduced higher speed rail in the form of the Acela Express to the Northeast Corridor (NEC). The goal was to not only give you time back with faster trips at speeds up to 150 miles per hour, but to help you make the best of the time you spent with us.
My how time flies.
In the time since the Acela introduction, America has shown its approval of high speed rail with more than 42 million passengers choosing Acela Express since its launch in 2000, including 3.5 million passengers in 2014. Today, Acela Express often sells out, especially during peak periods. The sleek, silver trainsets have revolutionized travel in the NEC, shortening travel times between the city centers of Washington D.C., New York City and Boston and also providing passengers with a comfortable riding experience to work, freely move around and relax. The allure of the train is palpable as thousands of professionals and time-conscious passengers who have made Acela their travel mode of choice time and time again. …