January 27, 2023

Amtrak unveils new trains that will replace its old fleet

Amtrak unveils new trains that will replace its old fleet

Amtrak on Thursday released details New trainswhich will operate on cross-country routes starting in 2026.

Routes include Amtrak Northeast Regional, Empire Service, Virginia Services, Keystone Service, Downeaster, Cascades, Maple Leaf, New Haven/Springfield Service, Palmetto, Carolinian, Pennsylvanian, Vermonter, Ethan Allen Express, and Adirondack.

It is said that trains will replace 50 year old rolling cartAccording to The Washington Post.

“As we invest in the future, Amtrak is leading the way with a new era of rail,” Amtrak President Roger Harris said in a statement. “Our new trains will transform the Amtrak experience with significant environmental benefits, advanced design, and world-class amenities.”


According to the company, Amtrak’s “future” will include panoramic windows, speeds of up to 125 miles per hour, self-serve dining options, route finding with a color-coded system, enhanced comfort with roomier seating, improved lighting, improved technology and a greener impact.

Amtrak Aero Train (Amtrak/Fox News)

New trains More fuel efficient It produces 90% fewer particulate emissions than diesel operations.

The new trains are part of a “larger transformation” that Amtrak said will revolutionize its experience, including new Acela trains, major infrastructure projects, service expansion, station upgrades, modernization efforts, and improved track capacity along the Northeast Corridor.

Amtrak Airo bus seats

Trained on Amtrak Airo (Amtrak/Fox News)

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A share of Amtrak’s Infrastructure and Jobs Investment Act (IIJA) funding will support the purchase of the Airo trains, which will be manufactured by Siemens of California.

Amtrak Airo business class seats

Business Class on Amtrak Airo (Amtrak/Fox News)

“Americans deserve modern, safe, and reliable commuter train service, and the introduction of new rolling stock is a major step toward improving the daily experience for commuters and travelers who rely on Amtrak,” said Amit Bose, director of the Federal Rail Administration.

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This year, the Forest Resources Agency provided nearly $4.3 billion in annual funding to support these improvements, and with President Biden’s historic investments in AmtrakWe are ready to make the intercity commuter rail a more efficient, convenient and accessible way of travel for Americans.”