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  1. A

    Acela fares drop

    It looks like a new...well, I can't call it a sale since it has an end date in 2025, but the bottom fell out on Acela fares. I'm showing $65 WAS-NYP with an RPA membership/$72 without one (add a few bucks to get full flex). NYP-BOS is showing up at $54 with RPA/$59 without (again, add a few...
  2. trainsupercommuter

    New Acela 2190 schedule

    Anyone else notice that starting in 2024 the Acela 2190 leaves NY at 5am and arrives in Boston at 9am? It used to leave at 6am and arrive at 10am. Perhaps this has something to do with the Hell's Gate Bridge repairs? I used this train frequently. I'm a bit sad because 5 am is too early for me!
  3. Dan O

    Northeast Regional discussion

    I may be in NYC this winter (January) and was hoping to go to DC on a train for the day. However, if I get too cold wandering around I'd like to be able to come back to NYC on the train earlier than I would originally have planned. Are the tickets on the NE Regional such that one can go on an...
  4. T

    California HSR

    Thought this should be posted...
  5. J

    Acela Mid-Week Trains Filling Up

    Something of note--and it makes sense why--since late January, Acela First has gone from what feels like half full to now elbow-to-elbow both northbound and southbound*. *I've been taking 2158 northbound from BWI and either 2155 from PHL or 2159 from NYP on Wednesdays or Thursdays weekly. Last...
  6. A

    Avelia Liberty/New Acela II's Speeds and Trip Times

    What speeds and trip times will the Avelia Liberty/Acela II bring? The headline number in the articles about the new trainsets bill a top speed of 160 MPH, up from the current 150 MPH top speed in part of RI & MA but it doesn't tell us what improvement there would be elsewhere and the impact on...
  7. Rodd

    Are the New Trainsets (Acela, NE Regional, Roomettes) still on track for an October 2021 Launch?

    Words cannot express how excited I am to be rid of the current trainsets dating from the late 80's/early 90's, especially the roomettes, which I do utilize. Acela sets are also 20 years old. The new ones look incredible and awesome online and in person IMHO. Rodd
  8. magiscratch

    Northeast Regional vs. Acela Travel Experience

    Hi all, longtime lurker, first-time caller. Is the experience of traveling on the Acela rather than the Northeast Regional more interesting for a minor train nerd? I have a trip booked on the Northeast Regional round-trip from Philadelphia to Boston in October. I'm debating whether it's worth...