The Next Generation of Acela

Amtrak is investing in new high speed trainsets to dramatically improve service on the Northeast Corridor.

New, State-of-the-Art, High Speed Trainsets are Coming to the United States

Building on Amtrak’s expertise as the only high speed rail operator in the U.S. and Alstom’s record of delivering world class, proven, high speed trainsets — Amtrak and Alstom have partnered to introduce the next generation of Acela.

These new trainsets will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.


  • Nearly 25% more seats. The 386 seats on each train will have the spacious, high-end comfort customers expect.
  • Personal outlets, USB ports and adjustable reading lights at every seat.
  • Contemporary food service, offering easy access and greater selection.
  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • Exceed accessibility requirements for people with disabilities.
  • Spacious restrooms with a 60-inch diameter turning radius.

Launch Date

Amtrak’s new Acela fleet is scheduled to enter service on the NEC in 2023.