Amtrak to begin nonstop Acela service between Washington, New York

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An Amtrak Acela Express prepares to stop at Metropark, N.J., in 2017. Amtrak will begun running one nonstop Acela round trip daily between New York and Washington in September.
Scott A. Hartley

WASHINGTON — Amtrak will begin one nonstop round trip between Washington and New York’s Penn Station, the passenger railroad announced today.

The service begins Monday, Sept. 23; tickets are now available. The weekday-only service will feature a southbound train departing New York at 6:35 a.m. and arriving in Washington about 9:10 a.m. The northbound train will depart Washington at 4:30 p.m. and arrive at New York about 7:05 p.m.

“The new Acela Nonstop service will have you halfway to your New York City or DC destination in the time it would take you to board a flight,” Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson said in a press release. “This new service will offer an ideal solution for travelers who want to save time and travel between city center DC and New York.” 

According to the release, the train will feature new amenities to be announced “closer to the launch date.” It will offer the quiet car, Café car, and first-class available on other Acela trains.

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