As of Monday, September 23, Amtrak is now offering commuters nonstop service between New York City and Washington, D.C.
Amtrak’s Acela Nonstop train service will run between Penn Station (NYP) and Washington Union Station (WAS) once a day at first. The schedule is currently only being offered on weekdays, with one southbound train in the morning and one northbound train in the afternoon.
Those taking the nonstop route will make it to their destination in only 2 hours and 35 minutes, saving commuters anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours (depending on the chosen mode of transportation). In addition to saving time, the Acela Nonstop train also offers amenities like complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks.
Amtrak hopes to expand this service to be more frequent and possibly offer other locations. The southbound train will depart from NYP at 6:35 a.m. daily (arriving at WAS at about 9:10 a.m.), and the northbound train will depart from WAS at 4:30 p.m. (arriving at NYP at about 7:05 p.m.).
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