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News photo: Acela testing on North end of Northeast Corridor

By | April 8, 2021

Testing in Rhode Island, Massachusetts to include operation at 165 mph

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Train passing through station
Train passing through station
Amtrak’s second new Acela set passes the Amtrak/Shore Line East station at Old Saybrook, Conn., on April 5, 2021, en route to high speed testing farther north on the Northeast Corridor (Scott A. Hartley)

Northeast Corridor testing for Amtrak’s new Acela trainsets continues, with the second of the new trains set for about two weeks of testing on the North end of the corridor, including operation at speeds up to 165 mph on high speed trackage in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.It will also spend time in Boston for maintenance and a shop ergonomic check, Amtrak spokeswoman Beth K. Toll tells Trains News Wire.

2 thoughts on “News photo: Acela testing on North end of Northeast Corridor

  1. What is to become of the current Acela fleet once this fleet enters service? Will they head the way of the Talgo VI? Amtrak has not been from what I have read very vocal about the future of the 20 year old trainsets.

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