Amtrak’s Next-Generation Train Service, One Step Closer

Today’s announcement isn’t a significant shift away from that plan, but it does bring forward the timeline for faster trains, and more capacity, on the Acela service. Essentially, instead of adding new cars to the 1990s-era trains currently running the service, beginning in the second half of this decade Amtrak will start introducing brand new trains, with more seating, more modern bells and whistles for riders, and higher speeds, once upgrades to the network allow it.
Those new trains will run side-by side with the existing ones up until around 2025, when the old ones are phased out and the next-generation of trains capable of speeds of up to 220 miles per hour start to be introduced, alongside the next wave of network upgrades.