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Washington to New York non-stop


AMTRAK has announced plans to introduce a non-stop ‘Acela’ high-speed train pair between New York and Washington DC from September 23. 

The current ‘Acela’ high-speed trains were built by Bombardier and Alstom from 1998-2001. They will be replaced from 2021 by 28 new ‘Avelia Liberty’ trains, being built by Alstom in the USA. An ‘Acela’, led by power car No. 2035, speeds through Odenton, Maryland, north of Washington DC, with a service to Boston on June 19. KEITH FENDER

The non-stop trains will take 2hr 35min, with the current fastest ‘Acela’ services taking just under three hours, stopping in major cities such as Philadelphia and Baltimore en route.

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