If you often travel by Amtrak for work, get ready for your commute to be improved with some fresh new digs.
The train company just announced their redesign of the Acela train cars, which will roll out to consumers traveling along the Northeast Corridor (which passes through NYC, a route from Washington, D.C. to Boston) by fall 2023.
Upgrades, which have been made along with their supplier, Alstom, include:
New seats with ‘red’ distinguishing First Class from Business Class. The new First Class seats also have more leg room, and individual tray tables (that can remain open or closed independent from one’s neighbor).
A café car with new self-select and check-out option, standing room area with hip rests, electrical outlets for charging, digital screens sharing info., and more recycling bins.
“Blue” Business Class seats that offer personal outlets, USB ports and adjustable reading lights at every seat, and a streamlined overhead luggage compartment.
There will also be individual tray tables, complimentary Wi-Fi, an advanced seat reservation system, an onboard info system providing location, train speed and conductor announcements, and head rests with wings.
“Between the sleek design of their interiors, state-of-the-art technology, and sustainable amenities, and innovative safety features, our new Acela trains will help revolutionize American train travel,” Amtrak President & CEO Stephen Gardner said in a statement.
“Thanks to Senator Schumer’s strong leadership and commitment to improving high-speed rail and Amtrak service in the New York and throughout the nation, and the hard work of Alstom, Amtrak employees and our other partners, travelers will experience improved, modern, and smoother service on the Northeast Corridor and provide this country with the type of modern train travel we deserve when these trains are ready for service next year.”
You can book your next trip on the Amtrak website here.