Acela: trains of new generation

Alstom has demonstrated the progress it is making in producing the next generation of Acela high speed trainsets for Amtrak.

Amtrak says that «significant progress»is being made in production of the fleet, which is expected to enter traffic on the 735 km Washington – New York – Boston Northeast Corridor route in 2021.

Designed for operation at up to 300 km/h, the 28 trainsets will initially enter service at up to 255 km/h. They will incorporate Alstom’s Tiltronix anticipatory tilting technology, and a crash energy management system meeting the latest Federal Railroad Administration crashworthiness guidelines.

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