Amtrak Increasing Weekend Acela Express Service

Looking to travel this summer? Amtrak announced it would be adding have more high-speed rail options along the Northeast Corridor between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Amtrak will be adding another round-trip journey every Saturday on the Acela Express service beginning on May 4, but tickets are already on sale at, via the mobile apps or through a travel agent or advisor.

The increased service on Saturdays was added to meet customer requests. When it begins in May, Train 2252 will depart Washington, D.C. mid-morning and Train 2255 will leave Boston in the early afternoon, filling gaps in the current schedule.

“Amtrak continuously works to be responsive to customer feedback and looks for opportunities to expand our highly popular Acela Express service between Boston, New York, and Washington,” Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson said in a statement.

“These additional departures aim to serve our customers’ needs as we prepare for the roll-out of our next generation Acela Express service beginning in 2021,” Anderson continued.

In 2021, Amtrak will roll out its new Acela Express fleet, which will provide travelers with world-class accommodations and amenities, along with a smoother and even more comfortable ride.

The new trains will accommodate 386 passengers, an increase of nearly 30 percent, while preserving the high-end comfort of the current Acela Express service.

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