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The Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
is a higher-speed rail service operated by Amtrak
Amtrak
in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. In the past it has been known as the NortheastDirect, Acela Regional, or Regional. It is the busiest Amtrak
Amtrak
route, carrying 8.41 million passengers in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 2.4% increase over the 8.15 million passengers in FY2015.[1] The Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
service earned over $613.9 million in gross ticket revenue in FY2016, a 0.4% increase over the $611.7 million earned during FY2015.[1] There is daily all-reserved service about every hour during the day. Trains generally run between Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., with more between New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington. Extensions and branches extend to Springfield, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk and Roanoke, Virginia. Travel times are about 4.5 hours between Norfolk or Newport News and Washington, 5 hours between Roanoke and Washington, under two hours between Washington and Philadelphia, 1.5 hours between Philadelphia and New York, 3.5 hours between New York and Springfield, and four hours between New York and Boston.[3] Travel times between Washington and New York are typically slightly faster than the equivalent travel time by car.[4]

Contents

1 Equipment 2 History

2.1 Virginia
Virginia
service

3 Classes of service 4 Route 5 Station stops 6 References 7 External links

Equipment[edit]

A typical Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
with an ACS-64 locomotive and Amfleet passenger cars at New London Union Station

Trains usually have 7 to 10 cars with one or two locomotives pulling, although they may be as long as 14 cars during peak travel periods. The passenger cars are the rebuilt Amfleet
Amfleet
I series passenger cars built by the Budd Company
Budd Company
in the mid to late 1970s. Since May 2008, Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
trains have the Café Car in the middle of the train. The Coach Class car adjacent to business class is designated the quiet car, where passengers are asked to refrain from loud talking and mobile phone conversations. If a second Café Car is present, it is only used for passenger seating. The overnight Northeast Regional trains numbered 65, 66, and 67 have a different configuration from the other Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
trains. These trains offer a limited number of business-class seats at the front of the Café Car, instead of having a dedicated Business Class car. The overnight trains have no quiet car, but do have a baggage car used for baggage service. Between Boston
Boston
and Washington, the service has overhead electric wires and largely travels over Amtrak-owned tracks. This segment reaches speeds of 125 mph (201 km/h) with Siemens ACS-64
Siemens ACS-64
electric locomotives built from 2012–2015. The ACS-64 locomotives replaced the AEM-7 locomotives in June 2016 and the HHP-8s in November 2014.[5] Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
trains in Virginia
Virginia
and along the route between Springfield and New Haven use GE P42DC diesel locomotives and have lower top speeds. Because the Virginian segments use freight railroad tracks, these trains are more likely to suffer delays due to congested tracks. History[edit]

The NortheastDirect branding was used for most Northeast Regional services between 1995 and 2003

An HHP-8 locomotive in Acela Regional branding at South Station, Boston, in 2002

See also: List of Amtrak
Amtrak
routes on the Northeast Corridor The services along the line, as inherited from Penn Central, once had their own names, such as the "Yankee Clipper" and the "Federal"; typically a name applied to at most one train and its "twin" in the opposite direction. Electrification ended at New Haven, Connecticut, requiring an engine change. On October 28, 1995 Amtrak
Amtrak
introduced the "NortheastDirect" brand for all trains on the Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
(and its extension to Newport News, Virginia) except for the express Metroliner and hourly Clocker services.[6] The November 10, 1996, timetable restored the old names in addition to the NortheastDirect brand.[7] The names (except the Twilight Shoreliner) were dropped with the May 16, 1999, schedule.[8] In 2000 Amtrak
Amtrak
completed electrifying the route from New Haven to Boston
Boston
in preparation for the introduction of the Acela Express, thereby eliminating the engine change at New Haven. The first two all-electric round-trips to and from Boston
Boston
were branded Acela Regional and equipped with refurbished Amfleet
Amfleet
cars painted in the Acela-like "Capstone" livery. All-electric service began on January 31, 2000.[9] The NortheastDirect branding continued to be used for trains which changed from electric to diesel traction in New Haven.[10] Due to customer confusion with the Acela Express, the name was changed again on March 17, 2003, to "Regional".[11] On April 7, 2008, with the release of their new timetable, the name was changed again to "Northeast Regional" and as a result, Amtrak
Amtrak
has started adding the new Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
logo to their cafe cars.[12] On May 12, 2015, Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
Train 188, traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City, derailed in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 people. The train derailed along a curve and was determined to have been traveling at a speed of about 100 mph, exceeding the limit of 50 mph on that curve.[13] This speed limit was not posted; engineers on that route are expected to rely on memory to control the speed of the train. Additionally, the train was suspected to have been hit by a projectile, as was a commuter train in the area shortly before the derailment.[14] Virginia
Virginia
service[edit]

The Colonial at Fredericksburg in the 1980s

Some Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
trains continue into Virginia, serving Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke, and points in between. These tracks are not electrified and are owned by freight railroads; some segments including tracks through Acca Yard in Richmond have severe speed restrictions. After Amtrak
Amtrak
took over intercity passenger service on May 1, 1971, rail service in Virginia
Virginia
was limited to a small number of long-distance trains, where they were often not suited to regional travel. Regional service south to Newport News via Alexandria, Richmond, and Williamsburg began on June 14, 1976, when Amtrak
Amtrak
ended the Newport News section of the James Whitcomb Riley and the Colonial was added in its place. The long-standing service to Newport News, with two daily round trips, has sufficiently high farebox recovery that no subsidy from Virginia
Virginia
is required.

Map of Transdominion Express routes as proposed

A Virginian Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
crosses the James River near Lynchburg in 2011

From 1996 to 2007, six different studies were performed on the Transdominion Express project, which would have created two new intercity rail routes from Bristol to Richmond and Washington. The final study recommended against the full plan, citing high cost and low ridership, and instead proposed that any further action be focused on corridors with the highest ratio of demand to cost. Fully 70% of the predicted ridership was between Washington and Lynchburg (already served by the Crescent) and 96% between Washington and Bristol, while Richmond demand was largely for north-south service on the existing route.[15] Virginia
Virginia
and Amtrak
Amtrak
partnered in 2009 under the brand Amtrak
Amtrak
Virginia to expand passenger rail service within the Commonwealth, making Virginia
Virginia
the 15th state to fund state services in addition to federally funded routes.[16] One daily Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
round trip was extended to from Washington to Lynchburg on October 1, 2009, supplementing the existing Crescent service.[17] In the first month, ridership doubled expectations.[18] On July 20, 2010, Amtrak
Amtrak
added an additional Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
frequency from Washington to Richmond Staples Mill Road station, increasing the Washington-Richmond corridor to eight daily round trips with hourly northbound morning service.[19] A further extension[20] south from Richmond to Norfolk along Norfolk Southern tracks was planned by the Department of Rail & Public Transportation (DRPT), and the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia
in cooperation with Amtrak. Certain track upgrades (e.g., passing sidings, replacing track to increase operating speeds) between Richmond and Norfolk that were necessary to enable this extension were funded jointly by Norfolk Southern and DRPT. Service started on December 12, 2012.[21] On August 9, 2013, it was announced that Amtrak
Amtrak
hoped to complete track and infrastructure upgrades in order to bring train service to Roanoke, Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia
by 2016.[22] The project encountered delays, and by late 2016 service was planned to begin in late 2017 with a single train extended from Lynchburg serving the city daily after construction of the Roanoke station platform, which was to begin in early 2017 and take most of the year.[23] Amtrak
Amtrak
began service to Roanoke on October 31, 2017.[24] Classes of service[edit]

Coach class: Coach class cars have 2x2 seating with reading lamps, fold-out tray tables, and an electrical (120 V, 60 Hz AC) outlet at each seat. Reservations are required. Business Class: This is either a full business class car with 2x2 seats, reading lamps, fold-out tray tables, and at least 1 (120 V, 60 Hz) electrical outlet per seat, or this is a portion of the Cafe car with 1x2 reclining leather seats, with leg rests, reading lamps, fold-out-tray tables, and at least 1 (120 V, 60 Hz) electrical outlet per seat. Business Class passengers receive complimentary soft drinks. The Business Class car is normally supplied with a daily newspaper, often The New York Times, at its origin station. Regardless of car type, Business class has more legroom than coach, seats that recline further than those in coach, footrests, and window curtains.

Effective April 25, 2005, Amtrak
Amtrak
abolished unreserved seating on these trains. Reservations may be made at any time up to eleven months in advance, either online or by phone. Tickets may also be purchased at a station ticket window or through a ticketing machine. Route[edit]

Amtrak
Amtrak
Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
(interactive map)

Most Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
trains operate over the Northeast Corridor between Boston
Boston
and Washington (via New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore). The corridor is owned, in part, by Amtrak, the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Metro-North Railroad (MNRR), and the Connecticut
Connecticut
Department of Transportation (CDOT).

MBTA Providence/Stoughton Line, Boston
Boston
to Massachusetts/Rhode Island state line (dispatched and maintained by Amtrak) Amtrak
Amtrak
Northeast Corridor, MA/RI state line to New Haven, Connecticut Connecticut
Connecticut
Department of Transportation, New Haven to New Rochelle, NY Amtrak
Amtrak
Northeast Corridor, New Rochelle to Washington, D.C.

Trains that turn north at New Haven to serve Springfield, Massachusetts, operate over the New Haven-Springfield Line, wholly owned by Amtrak. Both Virginia
Virginia
extensions of the Northeast Regional (Newport News and Roanoke) use the ex-Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, now CSX, between Washington and Alexandria, Virginia. From Alexandria, the Roanoke trains use the Norfolk Southern (ex-Southern Railway, ex- Virginia
Virginia
Midland Railway), while Newport News trains use the following CSX tracks:

RF&P Subdivision Richmond Terminal Subdivision Bellwood Subdivision Peninsula Subdivision

Until around 1999 some service to Springfield continued east to Boston, for an alternate Inland Route between New York and Boston. One weekend train stayed on this route until the November 1, 2004, schedule. One train, the Federal ( Twilight Shoreliner
Twilight Shoreliner
until 2004), formerly carried an overnight sleeper between Washington and Boston, giving the corridor 24-hour service; the Federal name (briefly resurrected in 2004) is no longer used, and an ordinary all-coach Northeast Regional runs in its place. The Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
is primarily federally funded and receives federal funding for its operations between Boston
Boston
and Washington, DC. Northeast Regional
Northeast Regional
operations south of Washington towards Newport News, Norfolk, and Roanoke are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. New Haven to Springfield, MA operations are funded by the State of Connecticut
Connecticut
and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Station stops[edit]

State Town/City Station Connections

South Station, Old Saybrook, and intermediate stations are used only for service to and from Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Boston South Station Amtrak: Acela Express, Lake Shore Limited MBTA Commuter Rail: Fairmount Line, Framingham/Worcester Line, Franklin Line, Needham Line, Old Colony Lines, Greenbush Line Providence/Stoughton Line MBTA Bus
MBTA Bus
Routes: 4, 7, 11, 448, 449, 459 MBTA Subway Lines: Red Line, Silver Line (Phase II)

Back Bay Amtrak: Acela Express, Lake Shore Limited MBTA Commuter Rail: Framingham/Worcester Line, Franklin Line, Needham Line, Providence/Stoughton Line MBTA Bus
MBTA Bus
Routes: 10, 39, 170 MBTA Subway Lines: Orange Line

Westwood Route 128 Amtrak: Acela Express MBTA Commuter Rail: Providence/Stoughton Line

Rhode Island Providence Providence Amtrak: Acela Express MBTA Commuter Rail: Providence/Stoughton Line RIPTA Buses: 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 58, 72, R-Line

West Kingston Kingston RIPTA Buses: 64, 66

Westerly Westerly RIPTA Buses: 95X, 204, 301

Connecticut Mystic Mystic none

New London New London Amtrak: Acela Express ConnDOT: Shore Line East SEAT Buses

Old Saybrook Old Saybrook ConnDOT: Shore Line East Estuary Transit District

Springfield, Wallingford, and intermediate stations are used only for service to and from Springfield, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Springfield Springfield Amtrak: Lake Shore Limited, Vermonter, New Haven–Springfield Shuttle

Connecticut Windsor Locks Windsor Locks Amtrak: Vermonter, New Haven–Springfield Shuttle

Windsor Windsor Amtrak: New Haven–Springfield Shuttle

Hartford Hartford Amtrak: Vermonter, New Haven–Springfield Shuttle

Kensington Berlin

Meriden Meriden

Wallingford Wallingford Amtrak: New Haven–Springfield Shuttle

New Haven New Haven Union Station Amtrak: Acela Express, New Haven–Springfield Shuttle, Vermonter ConnDOT: Shore Line East CT Transit New Haven: J, Commuter Connection Downtown and Sargent Drive, Temple Street Garage Shuttle Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line Greyhound Lines: Greyhound Bus Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines

Bridgeport Bridgeport Amtrak: Vermonter ConnDOT: Shore Line East GBTA: Coastal Link, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line

Stamford Stamford Amtrak: Acela Express, Vermonter ConnDOT: Shore Line East CT Transit Stamford: 11, 13, 14, 21, 22, 24, 31, 32, 33, 34, 41, 42, 43, 44, Commuter Connection Central, Commuter Connection-North, Commuter Connection Route 1 – East, Commuter Connection Bulls Head, I-Bus Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line

New York City New Rochelle New Rochelle Bee-Line: 7, 30, 42, 45, 60, 61, 62, 66, 91 Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line

New York City Penn Station Amtrak: Acela Express, Adirondack, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Keystone Service, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Palmetto, Pennsylvanian, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Vermonter Long Island Rail Road: Main Line, Port Washington Branch New Jersey
New Jersey
Transit: North Jersey Coast Line, Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
Line, Gladstone Branch, Montclair-Boonton Line, Morristown Line NYC Subway: 1, ​2, and ​3 A, ​C, and ​E trains NYC Transit buses: M4, M7, M20, M34 / M34A Select Bus Service, Q32

New Jersey Newark Newark Penn Station Amtrak: Acela Express, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Keystone Service, Palmetto, Pennsylvanian, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Vermonter NJ Transit: Newark City Subway, Newark Light Rail, North Jersey Coast Line, Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
Line, Raritan Valley Line, 1, 5, 11*, 21, 25, 28*, 29*, 30*, 34, 39, 40, 41* 62, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78*, 79*, 108, 308*, 319, 361*, 375*, 378*, go25* *Limited service PATH: Newark–World Trade Center Coach USA: 31, 44

Newark Liberty International Airport AirTrain Newark: to Newark Liberty International Airport Amtrak: Keystone Service NJ Transit: North Jersey Coast Line, Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
Line

Iselin Metropark Amtrak: Acela Express, Keystone Service, Vermonter NJ Transit: Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
Line 48, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805

New Brunswick New Brunswick Amtrak: Keystone Service NJ Transit: Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
Line, 810, 811, 814, 815, 818, 980

West Windsor Princeton Junction Amtrak: Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian NJ Transit: Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
Line, Princeton Branch, 600, 612

Trenton Trenton Amtrak: Acela Express, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Keystone Service, Palmetto, Pennsylvanian, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Vermonter NJ Transit: Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
Line, River Line, 409, 418, 600, 601, 604, 606, 608, 609, 611, 619 SEPTA Regional Rail: Trenton Line SEPTA Suburban Transit Division: Route 127

Pennsylvania Cornwells Heights Cornwells Heights Amtrak: Keystone Service SEPTA Regional Rail: Trenton Line SEPTA Suburban Transit Division: Routes 129, 304

Philadelphia North Philadelphia Amtrak: Keystone Service SEPTA Regional Rail: Trenton Line, Chestnut Hill West Line SEPTA City Transit Division: Broad Street Subway, Routes 16 and 54

30th Street Station Amtrak: Acela Express, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Keystone Service, Palmetto, Pennsylvanian, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Vermonter NJ Transit: Atlantic City Line SEPTA City Transit Division: Market–Frankford Line, SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley Lines (Route 10, Route 11, Route 13, Route 34, Route 36), 9, 12, 21, 30, 31, 42, 44, 62, LUCY SEPTA Suburban Transit Division: 124, 125 SEPTA Regional Rail: Airport Line, Warminster Line, Wilmington/Newark Line, West Trenton Line, Media/Elwyn Line, Lansdale/Doylestown Line, Paoli/Thorndale Line, Manayunk/Norristown Line, Cynwyd Line, Trenton Line, Chestnut Hill East Line, Chestnut Hill West Line, Fox Chase Line

Delaware Wilmington Wilmington Amtrak: Acela Express, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Vermonter DART First State: 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 28, 31, 33, 35, 38, 40, 45, 48, 52, 54, 55, 59, 301, 305 (seasonal) SEPTA Regional Rail: Wilmington/Newark Line

Newark Newark DART First State: 16, 33, 39, 46, 59, 302 Cecil Transit: 4 SEPTA Regional Rail: Wilmington/Newark Line

Maryland Aberdeen Aberdeen MARC Train: Penn Line Harford Transit: 1, 1A, 4, 6, 6A

Baltimore Baltimore
Baltimore
Penn Station Amtrak: Acela Express, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Vermonter MARC Train: Penn Line MTA Maryland: Light Rail, 3, 11, 61, 64 Charm City Circulator: Purple Route, Artscape Shuttle

BWI Rail Station Amtrak: Acela Express, Vermonter MARC Train: Penn Line Park BWI Shuttle MTA Maryland: 17, 201 Howard Transit: Silver UMBC Transit: Halethorpe Line

New Carrollton New Carrollton Amtrak: Vermonter MARC Train: Penn Line Metro: Orange Line Metrobus: 87, B21, B22, B24, B27, B29, B31, C28, F12, F13, F14, F4, F6, G12, G14, L99, R12, T14, T18 The Bus: 15X, 16, 21, 21X MTA Maryland: 921

District of Columbia Washington Washington Union Station Amtrak: Acela Express, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Vermonter, Thruway Motorcoach to Charlottesville, Virginia MARC Train: Brunswick Line, Camden Line, Penn Line VRE: Manassas Line, Fredericksburg Line Metro: Red Line Metrobus: D3, D6, D8, X1, X2, X8, X9, 80, 96, 97 DC Circulator: Georgetown, Navy Yard DC Streetcar: H Street/Benning Road Line MTA Maryland: 903, 922 Loudoun County Transit: Loudoun County PRTC: Dale City

Virginia Alexandria Alexandria Union Station Amtrak: Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star VRE: Fredericksburg Line, Manassas Line Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line Metrobus: REX, 28A, 29K, 29N DASH: AT2, AT5, AT6, AT7, AT8, AT10

Burke Centre, Roanoke, and intermediate stations are used only for service between Alexandria and Roanoke, Virginia.

Burke Burke Centre VRE: Manassas Line Metrobus: 17B, 17L Fairfax Connector: 495F, 495G, 495J, 495M

Manassas Manassas Amtrak: Cardinal, Crescent VRE: Manassas Line OmniRide/OmniLink

Culpeper Culpeper Amtrak: Cardinal, Crescent

Charlottesville Charlottesville Union Station Amtrak: Cardinal, Crescent, Thruway Motorcoach
Thruway Motorcoach
to Richmond, Washington D.C. Greyhound Lines CAT: T, 7

Lynchburg Lynchburg Amtrak: Crescent Greyhound Lines GLTC: 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 7, 8A, 8B, 9, 10, 67, MHX

Roanoke Roanoke Amtrak: Thruway Motorcoach
Thruway Motorcoach
to Blacksburg Greyhound Lines Valley Metro SmartWay Bus

Woodbridge, Newport News, and intermediate stations are used only for service between Alexandria and Newport News, Virginia.

Woodbridge Woodbridge VRE: Fredericksburg Line PRTC: Prince William Metro Direct OmniLink, 1

Quantico Quantico Amtrak: Carolinian VRE: Fredericksburg Line PRTC: OmniLink, 1

Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Amtrak: Carolinian VRE: Fredericksburg Line FRED D1, F2, F4, VF1, VS1

Ashland Ashland none

Richmond Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak: Carolinian, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Thruway Motorcoach to Charlottesville, Virginia GRTC: Route 18

Richmond Main Street Station GRTC: Routes 6, 11, 52/53, 95

Williamsburg Williamsburg HRT: Route 121 WATA: Blue Line, Tan Line, Gray Line, Orange Line, Jamestown Route, Red Line

Newport News Newport News Amtrak: Thruway Motorcoach
Thruway Motorcoach
to Norfolk and Virginia
Virginia
Beach, Virginia HRT: Route 106/107

Woodbridge, Norfolk, and intermediate stations are used only for service between Alexandria and Norfolk, Virginia.

Woodbridge Woodbridge VRE: Fredericksburg Line PRTC: Prince William Metro Direct OmniLink, 1

Quantico Quantico Amtrak: Carolinian VRE: Fredericksburg Line PRTC: OmniLink, 1

Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Amtrak: Carolinian VRE: Fredericksburg Line FRED D1, F2, F4, VF1, VS1

Ashland Ashland none

Richmond Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak: Carolinian, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Thruway Motorcoach to Charlottesville, Virginia Greaterd Richmond Transit Company : Route 18

Ettrick Petersburg Amtrak: Carolinian, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star

Norfolk Norfolk Amtrak: Thruway Motorcoach
Thruway Motorcoach
to Virginia
Virginia
Beach and Newport News, Virginia Tide Light Rail: Harbor Park station

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Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
services

Inter-city

Amtrak

Acela Express Northeast Regional New Haven–Springfield Shuttle Cardinal Carolinian Crescent Keystone Palmetto Pennsylvanian Silver Meteor Silver Star Vermonter

Commuter

MBTA

Providence/Stoughton Line

CDOT

Shore Line East

Metro-North

New Haven Line

NJ Transit

Northeast Corridor
Northeast Corridor
Line North Jersey Coast Line

SEPTA

Trenton Line Wilmington/Newark Line

MARC

Penn Line

Freight

Norfolk Southern Railway CSX Transportation Providence and Worcester Railroad Conrail

v t e

Amtrak
Amtrak
routes

Long distance

West

California Zephyr Coast Starlight Empire Builder Southwest Chief Sunset Limited Texas Eagle

East

Auto Train Capitol Limited Cardinal City of New Orleans Crescent Lake Shore Limited

Silver Service

Silver Meteor Silver Star

Corridor

West

Amtrak
Amtrak
Cascades Heartland Flyer

Amtrak
Amtrak
California

Capitol Corridor Pacific Surfliner San Joaquin

Mid- west

Hiawatha Service Hoosier State Missouri River Runner

Illinois Service

Black Hawk (planned) Carl Sandburg Illini Illinois Zephyr Lincoln Service Saluki Quad Cities (planned)

Michigan Services

Blue Water Pere Marquette Wolverine

East

Adirondack Downeaster Empire Service Ethan Allen Express Keystone Service Maple Leaf (shared with VIA Rail Canada) Pennsylvanian Vermonter

Atlantic Coast Service

Carolinian Palmetto Piedmont

Northeast Corridor

Acela Express Keystone Service New Haven–Springfield Shuttle Northeast Regional

Former

Abraham Lincoln Ann Rutledge Arrowhead Atlantic City Express Badger Bankers Bay State Beacon Hill Betsy Ross Black Hawk Blue Ridge Blue Water Limited Broadway Limited Calumet Campus Cape Codder Capitols Champion Chesapeake Chief City of San Francisco Clamdigger Clocker Coast Daylight Colonial Congress Connecticut
Connecticut
Connector Connecticut
Connecticut
Valley Service Connecticut
Connecticut
Yankee Denver Zephyr Desert Wind Duquesne Eagle Empire State Express Encore Expo '74 Fast Mail Federal Florida Special Floridian Fort Pitt George Washington Gotham Limited Gulf Breeze Gulf Coast Limited Hilltopper Indiana Connection Inter-American International International Limited James Whitcomb Riley James River Kansas City Mule Kentucky Cardinal Keystone Lake Cities Lake Country Limited Lake Shore Las Vegas Limited LaSalle Limited Lone Star Loop Manhattan Manhattan Turbo Marquette Merchants Limited Metroliner Miamian Michigan Executive Montrealer Mount Baker International Mount Rainier Mountaineer National Limited New Yorker Niagara Rainbow Nicollet Night Owl North Coast Hiawatha North Star Northwest Talgo Old Dominion Orange County Commuter Pacific International Pacific Northwest Corridor Panama Limited Patriot Pioneer Potomac Special Potomac Turbo Prairie Marksman Prairie State Puget Sound Radisson River Cities San Diegan San Francisco Zephyr Senator Shawnee Shenandoah Silver Palm Silverliner Service South Wind Southern Crescent Southwest Limited Spirit of California Spirit of St. Louis St. Clair St. Louis Mule State House Super Chief Super Chief-El Capitan Texas Chief Three Rivers Tidewater Turboliner Twilight Limited Twilight Shoreliner Twin Cities Hiawatha Vacationer Valley Forge Virginian West Virginian Washingtonian Weekend Metroliner Willamette Valley Yankee Clipper

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Higher-speed rail

Part of rail transport

In operation

Australia

Regional Fast Rail project Tilt Train

India

Gatimaan Express Tejas Express

United States

More than 110 mph (177 km/h)

Brightline Keystone Northeast Regional

For 150 mph (241 km/h) or more in the US, see High-speed rail in the United States

up to 110 mph (177 km/h)

Blue Water Empire Lake Shore Limited Lincoln Wolverine

up to 90 mph (145 km/h)

Pacific Surfliner Southwest Chief

Planned

Rail Baltica
Rail Baltica
(Baltic states) MRL ECR (Malaysia) Chicago Hub Network
Chicago Hub Network
(US) Northern Lights Express (US)

Equipment in use

Tilt Train
Tilt Train
(Australia) V/Line VLocity
V/Line VLocity
(Australia) EMD AEM-7
EMD AEM-7
(US) EMD F59PHI (US) GE P32AC-DM (US) GE P42DC (US) Siemens ACS-64
Siemens ACS-64
(US) Siemens Charger
Siemens Charger
(US) Class 350 (UK) Class 90 (UK)

Similar speed ranges

InterCity
InterCity
(Europe) Skyliner
Skyliner
(Japan) KTM ETS
KTM ETS
(Malaysia) Strizh (Russia) Alaris, Altaria and Arco (Spain) X 2000 network (Sweden) Puyuma Express
Puyuma Express
and Taroko Express
Taroko Express
(Taiwan) Caltrain
Caltrain
(US) Coaster (US) MARC Penn Line
Penn Line
(US) Metrolink Orang

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