WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Amtrak has announced the launch of a new service that will provide riders a direct service between Washington D.C. and New York.
The new service, called Acela Nonstop, will begin on September 23rd. According to Amtrak, the trip will take 2 hours and 35 minutes.
“The new Acela Nonstop service will take you halfway to your destination in New York or DC in the time it would take you to board a flight,” said Richard Anderson, President, and Chief Executive Officer. Amtrak.
Currently, the schedule includes one train running south and one going north per day. The southbound train from New York will leave at 6:35 am and arrive at D.C. at 9:10 am.
The northbound train will depart at 4:30 pm and arrive in New York around 7:05 pm.
While Acela Nonstop is currently only available once a day between NYP and WAS, Amtrak will evaluate the expansion potential in terms of location and frequency.
The Acela Nonstop service comes into play before the launch in 2021 of all the new Acela trains. The next generation of Acela trains, which also offer nonstop service between Washington and New York, as well as New York and Boston, will be assembled at the Alstom’s facility in Hornell, New York, and will be tested later this year. now until 2020.