Amtrak’s plans to speed-up the Acela train in New Jersey. Their president declares to launch new program for transformational customer experience.
The benefits for Amtrak passengers can travel speedily faster on Acela for infrastructure improvements, as a 16-mile segment of track New Brunswick and South Brunswick able to accommodate for over speed up to 150 mph.
This project program of New Jersey High-Speed Rail Improvement and U.S. DOT investment of $450 million and speed improvement anticipated in the NEC which place the framework for up-coming trip period reduction and the reliability of intercity, commuter services of the most heavily used sections of the NEC.
Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner mentions, The New Jersey High Speed Rail upgrade improvement program represents their continual commitment to upgrade the Northeast Corridor and modify the customer experience as passenger back on board.
Acela train will be updated with NEC in New Jersey.
Upgrade of Acela Railway trains
Amtrak, US based passenger railroad service has recently declared their increasing speed of Acela trains, they plan to improve a section of the NEC (Northeast Corridor) in New Jersey.
Acela railway trains will enable between New Brunswick and South Brunswick which speed up to 150mph and along with a 16-mile track segment. According to the statement, Amtrak mentions the infrastructure improvement as a part of New Jersey High-Speed Rail Improvement program that aims to reduce traveling time and improve service.
These various speed upgrades are anticipated with the NEC (Northeast Corridor). The extent of works upgraded section which includes installation of new signal power cables and high-speed turn-outs are launching their latest catenary supports and modernizing power substations.
Amtrak’s Acela train is the fastest of any train in North America and according to Massachusetts and Rhode Island it matches their top speeds. The upgrades will permit the latest Acela railway trains to accomplish speeds of 160 MPH during its introduction in Fall 2023, this upgrade can solidifies the NEC for high-speed rail corridor and it permits Amtrak to decrease its traveling trip period in the years ahead.
Amtrak infrastructure introduces ‘New Jersey High-Speed Rail Improvement program’.
Amtrak has restored its schedule for Acela service, 10 daily round-trip training from the journey between New York and Washington, nine round-trip Acela trains managed between Boston and New York through providing improved schedules, benefits and increases for the customers.
Acela offers an easy way to travel from cities to centers, it offers competitive trip time with lesser stops, freedom to use phones, free Wi-Fi and electronic devices any time (can avoid ‘airplane mode’). It even has the ability to travel with small pets, no middle seat and large space seats with sufficient leg room.
Amtrak’s Infrastructure Maintenance and Construction Services Team and their DOT, commuter partners, customer will experience faster trains, well-grounded, reliable and improving performance based on those times during the busy section of the NEC.
This Railway train upgrade can install new catenary (overhead wire) supports, new signal power cables and installation of high-speed turnouts, re-establish power substations. Additional eight miles of catenary between the location of Trenton and South Brunswick, NJ is being upgraded, with speed increase and completion is predicted in 2024.