Amtrak Announces Next-Generation of High-Speed Rail


At Amtrak we know the future of the Northeast Corridor depends on the investments we make today, which is why we are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of the next-generation of high-speed rail. The new trainsets will replace the current Acela Express equipment and begin service in 2021. 

For this project, we are pleased to be partnering with Alstom, a leading global provider of innovative systems and equipment in the railway sector. Alstom will be building these new trainsets in New York State, with 95% of the trainset’s components being made in America, and parts coming from 350 suppliers in 30 U.S. states.

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Video courtesy © Alstom SA, 2016 © Meconopsis by Trimaran. All rights reserved. Avelia Liberty high-speed train.

Ryan Kreder
Note to self: make sure that you are prepared for high speed trains passing by, they are very loud and are capable of giving you a heart attack...
Nicholas Mulder
It's so funny how the Acela can go 160-170 mph yet Amtrak won't allow it despite having one of the greatest safety records of any high speed train in the world, it's like they want us to be late
Sarah F-L
Zach Ashton im sure the train companys poor because richard branson(if spelt right) is a multimillionaire som he invested alot of money to the pendilino. with amtrack i have heard that they are a poor company so my question is... will it be fast and look awsome like a pendilino? or will Amtrak fail again
I love the sass with which the silhouette closes the door at 00:14.
I don't see widespread high speed trains in this country anytime soon. The government is BROKE, have all these wars (and future wars) to pay for. Republicans hate Amtrak to start with, they would love to kill the funding for it. American are obsessed with cars, rather have the "freedom" of driving yourself. But most important of all...the one thing America is obsessed with...MONEY. How much is this going to cost? The Republicans will ask "How's this going to make the rich even more rich?" There's just no money for this! I wish it would happen because I do like trains, but won't happen in my lifetime. What are Trump's views about Amtrak?
Gangster Boyz
good luck
Looks like a French TGV or German ICE introduced in the 90's....
Maqsood Nadwi Nadwi
Lokeroimaton Hlö
I'm sure that they heard now first time of trains like that and with electric power
Lokeroimaton Hlö
Maybe now finally even America will get rid of diesel trains and use electric instead.

Nah coz Trump is the president....
Brian Anshen
If they don't retire the 20 Acela's they have, put these 28 new trainsets in service, and double-head the acs-64s every train would go so much faster on the NEC
Very beautiful😄👍
Stephen Efesoa
several high speed rail projects are in mind for the northeastern corridor, Japans SCMaglev, the Shinkansen N700, even the hyperloop too. Now we have this Amtrak high speed rail other than the Acela. stick to one or two of them
Jayden Kris
Tgv duplex still way faster than this way too much designed train. I hate the livery.
Christian Miller
It's like a jet on wheels
Christian Miller
he interior looks like a jets.
CombatWombat 775
Only two major problems in my opinion.
1. How the hell are you gonna get the train up to 160 if you have track restrictions for curves every 30 seconds?
2.WAYYYYYYY too much blue in the wrong color for an amtrak traing
Sudhakar Singh
sudhakar Singh good jap
Hiking Chi
Navid Karim
>more than 95% made in America
>Fake news
Navid Karim
Made in
Navid Karim
Murica is so late when it comes to fast trains. The only thing you had was Acela express and this is the result after it.
>Transportation in the U.S
>"very efficient"
Navid Karim
When europeans are moving on to Maglev technology, the U.S discovers how to continue making fast express trains running on electricity by wheels
The Amtrak Acela build year is in 2000-present. The Amtrak Acela runs in the Northeastern Corridor in between Washington DC and New York.
Peter Productions
am i the only one who likes the acela better
Ar_MonsterBot808 0
France and Germany made better trains. ALSO! Their trains are SAFER. Amtrak TAKES 10 YEARS TO FINALY MAKE A TRAIN, MAKING ONES PEOPLE DONT WANT! SNCF And DB, Make What People Really Want.
Hannah Miyamoto
It would be great to see a diesel version of this train to speed up many non-electrified routes. The Pennsylvanian (NY-PHL-PIT) would be a good place to start, and perhaps the Montreal service through Vermont. The Cascadia (VAC-EUG) is another possibility. A bilevel version would be great for the Pacific Surfliner, especially between Solana Beach and San Diego, and west of Van Nuys.
Hahhahhahhaha - Keep dreaming Amtrak. I do wish you the best though, but am not holding my breath.
Jim Patrick
I have been riding safely and efficiently on trains like the one shown here in Europe for over ten years. It is about time that we make an investment in our transportation system here in the U.S.. One has to ask the question; "Why are we so far behind in this technology? The answer is the U.S. Car Industry that leads the world in providing individual transportation, combined with the American Dream of owning your own car (Freedom).
Ten years from today, do you really think that you will still see one person driving to work in the city alone in a one ton rated Diesel Pickup that seats six passengers? Everyone agrees that it is not good for our atmosphere or climate change, it is not good fuse of available fossil fuels making us more dependent on resources outside the U.S, and it makes intercity travel more congested and dangerous to those of us that drive economical efficient small vehicles. Smart Cars and One Ton diesel pickups on the road together do not make sense.
Let's start with the eastern business corridor. In reality, you should be able to travel on a TGV to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada!
Whats the song called if it isnt a song they made them selfes.
haryobagushandoko translator.
Invite you to invest build double separate track of this maglev H2O Solar cell train in our island in Java - Indonesia to connect uptown and downtown and beach shore in our island with separate flyover double track for commuter maglev train.
And if possible in other islands too, if they give you permission permit to build these infrastructures.
That train is a TGV America
Ollie From Poland
First sort out NY to California smh
lel lolololllololololol 1774
dont worry an emd will have to come save this too. XD
Seaton Branch Line
So America has finally started on their pendolino
Jotapé Ortiz
Build in the US, but FRENCH designed. 👍
Mihindu Pulukkody
Very good, if tourists to America could tour America on Amtrak.
L McCardle
I just have one question... You're upgrading the trains in NW corridor... When will we get better trains for Empire Builder and other long distance trains?
RockyRailroad Animation
These look nice. I have to admit, the power car design of the Acela (And name, which I've heard pronounced "Aceelah" and "Aceluh", I don't know which is correct) really caught the look or feel of a high speed unit for me.

This reminds me more of the Shinkansen series units! It looks like quite a ride!
cream cubes
220 mph in 2021? In europe we reached around 300 in early 2000's
ROBE 0636
R.I.P Acela
TheGamer8904 // Minecraft and AJ
The Grandson of the Meatballs/ Toasters will replace the ugly sons of the Meatballs/Toasters the ACS-64 will be gone and also R.I.P ACELA 2000- 2017. 7.9/10 for description Amtrak and 8.5/10 for your video. 9.5/10 for your Avelia Liberty, Alstom.
TheGamer8904 // Minecraft and AJ
your gonna replace the Acela like the The Meatballs/Toasters....... well the train looks cool but R.I.P ACELA 2000 - 2021
of course it has to have Liberty or something related to freedom in it's name, come on America you don't know what freedom is...
China had no infrastructure and all European countries are smaller than my home state and Japan is just as small. Now you look at USA and if you can't figure out why we aren't "up to speed" then you're an uneducated layman.
ThatOneGuy YouAllKnow
hope this comes to the Chicago area
It looks awesome I can't tell how fancy it is and I love the music
Ok so this is gona cost 1000 dollars for one ride fuckthis
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