Sunday, January 29, 2012

Speed record will be just start of Amtrak upgrades

Amtrak plans to break its own top speed when it spruces up a 24-mile stretch of track in New Jersey for trains running from New York to Washington at 160 mph.
For more than a decade, if you wanted to experience trains at their fastest in the nation, it meant taking Amtrak’s Acela Express to Boston. Around Rhode Island, the train hits 150 mph for about 35 miles.
But with $450 million in federal high-speed-rail money, Amtrak plans to upgrade the 24-mile section of track in New Jersey on which trains would top the current highest speed by 10 mph. Continued

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