Amtrak next-generation of high-speed rail to Washington, New York and Boston by 2021.
It will replace the current Acela Express equipment and begin service in 2021.
The trains will carry more than 400 passengers, at a maximum speed of 300 kilometers per hour (180 miles).
For this project, we are pleased to be partnering with Alstom, a leading global provider of innovative systems and equipment in the railway sector. Alstom will be building these new trainsets in New York State, with 95% of the trainset’s components being made in America, and parts coming from 350 suppliers in 30 U.S. states.
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