More weekend service and schedule enhancements to come in April
NEW YORK – Weekend Amtrak travelers will soon have more high-speed options for Northeast Corridor (NEC) service between Boston and New York City, as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service between the two cities, with an additional round trip on Sunday. Schedules will also be adjusted to add more departures Saturday morning and Sunday evening when customers have requested more service.
These changes will go into effect April 8, 2017. Tickets are now available at Amtrak.com, the Amtrak mobile apps or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. With these schedule changes, Amtrak is responding to customer feedback to provide more options for customers traveling the busy NEC.
“Acela Express has long been the preferred premium choice for travelers between Washington, New York and Boston,” said Mark Yachmetz, Amtrak Vice President of NEC Business Development. “Our responsibility is to listen to our customers and continually improve our product to make sure Amtrak is always recognized as a smarter way to travel.”
In an effort to meet the increasing demand for high-speed rail service and provide additional capacity on the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak contracted with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will eventually replace the existing Acela Express equipment.
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