Amtrak announces service offerings for daily nonstop Acela trains between New York and Washington

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WASHINGTON — Amtrak today announced the unique amenities exclusive to its Acela Nonstop, which begins its inaugural trip on Monday, Sept. 23, including: complimentary coffee, tea water, and a light snack, “at seat” cashless cart service offering a limited menu of snacks and beverages and onboard phone charging kits for sale. Offering non-stop service between New York Penn Station and Washington Union Station, customers will continue to enjoy the many features available on current Acela service, including the full menu in the Café Car, as well as access to the Quiet Car.

“Train travel offers a number of advantages over other modes of transportation, and with the new amenities offered on Acela Nonstop, we are raising the bar even higher to enhance the journey,” said Vice President of Amtrak Northeast Corridor Service Line Caroline Decker. “On the Northeast Corridor, Acela’s savvy, sophisticated customers expect a premium experience when they board our trains, and that’s what they will be getting with these new amenities and with nonstop service.”

The schedule is one southbound in the morning and one northbound train in the afternoon with an approximate trip time of two hours and 35 minutes. The southbound train will depart New York at 6:35 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Washington around 9:10 a.m. The northbound train will depart Washington at 4:30 p.m., and arrive in New York around 7:05 p.m.

While the Acela Nonstop is currently only available once per day only on weekdays between New York and Washington, Amtrak will be weighing potential expansion in terms of location and frequency. In its 2018 Fiscal Year, New York and Washington were Amtrak’s top two busiest stations across the national network.

— An Amtrak news release. Sept. 12, 2019

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