Uh, the old trains will still be running. It's not like people won't be able to ride the NEC until 2023, and while the current Acelas aren't spanking new, neither are the Northeast Regionals -- or my car, for that matter, and they're still viable modes of transport. (By the way, I own a 2001 Honda CR/V, as old as the Acelas, and it still runs fine.) I think people will still be riding trains on the NEC in 2023.At this rate how is rail supposed to be a viable mode of transport for the average US citizen?!