New high-speed travel options between Boston and New York
NEW YORK – Weekend travelers have another high-speed option for Northeast Corridor service between Boston and New York, as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service between the two cities. Tickets are now available at Amtrak.com, the Amtrak mobile apps and other booking channels.
Train # 2295 is a new morning departure from Boston, leaving South Station at 7:35 a.m. with a scheduled arrival at Penn Station New York at 11:15 a.m. This Saturday-only service provides additional flexibility and convenience for customers when making their travel plans.
A new northbound train (#2260) will depart New York at 4:55 p.m., providing passengers with an evening travel option to Boston. “These additional trains reflect the value passengers place on safe, reliable, high-speed service on the Northeast Corridor,” said Mike DeCataldo, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Northeast Corridor Operations. “Our passengers want more service and more frequent travel options and wherever we can accommodate that demand we’re going to do it.”
In an effort to meet the increasing demand for high-speed rail service and provide additional capacity on the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak is also working to acquire new trainsets that will supplement and eventually replace the existing Acela equipment.
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