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.

Imperial Chibi Guard
0:40 Says fool..
Michael Green
2x speed (357.2 MPH) would set the world speed record for wheeled vehicles, surpassing the TGV by 0.04 of a mile.
Captain Edster
Soo soo many trains look like that it the UK it's not that amazing
Michael Metcalf
Acela's replacement ?
Frank Semonious
Trains will be utilized more after private automobiles are banned.
Kelvin Cao
Don't care about this shit at all.
For me, under 500km= drive
Above 500km= take flight
Then they can be late faster.
Chris M. de Boer
Lovely this train! I'm jealous we don't have this one in the Netherlands!
Christopher Macias
This is industrial propaganda video. It's about your $$$$! You can travel for free and faster already using electric self-driving car.
rumpjohan ͡ ͜ʖ ͡
Make this train in roblox please.
óScar Averio
All I can say is well done to the sales team at Alstom 😂😂
Milani Fairley
This reminds me of the train in grow valley
HillDoggy Dogg
But the question is, will it actually go those speeds, or will it just do them for a short leg like the Acela as a gimmick? Remember the Acela only goes fast on a small 100km stretch, the rest of the time it goes the same speed as even Metro-North Commuter trains. I will believe when I see. So far all they are telling me is that they are buying a train that can go fast, ohh wow, the TGV went 575km/h, but on revenue service goes 320km/h maximum, and even then, some linens they have to slow down to regular train speed. Despite that, TGV and ICE, AVE, are the best train networks in the world. Spain has the best, because it rockets to top speed from underground Hauptbahnhofs in the city center, instead of navigating the city at slow speeds and start going fast outside of it once the reach the fast tracks.
Carpet Crumbs
It just looks like shit.
Hunter M.R.
I hate all these haters saying trains suck in America. Can't you just be grateful we at least have them? I mean, come on!
when will high speed electric rail service be available in all 49 mainland states?
Logan DeMott chan love live
what's going to happen to our diesel trains in 2021
Meeper5 RailFanning
It needs more color
Nova Stardom
do i sense new amtrak pain scheme in the making?
Glyn Hawkins
America is so damn backwards! Okay why can't we build a maglev for the northeast corridor???? And don't say anything about money because they have plenty of that for wars, etc!
morgen liao
Not ballastless track
Steven Is the Universe
Well this is fucked, thanks Trump.
Sterling Pamplin
They better start actual innovating and plan high speed rail all across America, not just certain pockets. They will be left behind and forced to bankrupt when Hyperloop or another private investor capitalizes on better, faster, and more sustainable transport for ALL of America. In summary, this video doesn't impress me.
Rinaldo Kiissa
Why does the front of the new train look like the Estonian flag? Also im Estonian..
Sonic Playz_YT
This is cool Ima ride it thx Amtrak for the new train I love the trains you guys make!
Trainz Mobile Railfaning
You should use electric trains everywhere and use diesels for maintenance trains.
Popular Gaming
Train made in Alstom 0:44 -> Made In France
Tyler trains
WOW Beautiful!!!
mohammed hossain
Add all the Railroad Crossing Signals for the Amtrak High Speed Rail.
zamurai fernando
Pete Smith
Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,what a fucking joke.America has no passenger train service now.
Aleksander Suçi
America under Donald j Trump coming in onether Dimension
I love USA from Albania.
5% made in china
Erdan 711
Comin To Canada toi? :)
JC Denton
Only in the Northeast Corridor? Typical.
Tidal Yacht
Not impressive; this would be seen as slow in other countries.
Michael Green
Jesus Christ, finally! How to route it, though? Maybe it could use most of the current stops (save for Baltimore Penn (it's replaced by Camden Yards), Stamford and Bridgeport) on one branch, and the other heads to Boston via Hartford?
wallace pee
r.i.p acela 2021
Europe and Japan must be so jealous of this american innovation !!
oh wait...
that is the best they can come up with?
BryanPlayzRoblox -ROBLOX
The only reason that they are going this fast is because of alstom
I remember when the Acela was designed by Bombardier and Amtrak gave them unrealistic time periods to build a train which can't operate to its near potential on the antique tracks we have and they had wheel failures the tracks were so bad really this country is out of control with spending money on things that they cannot make work .
other industrialized countries have had trains for many decades which achieves high speeds are efficient reliable and affordable that will never be the case in the United States because it's all about Flash and making money
oh please Amtrak is a massive failure the Acela train is a massive failure it only runs slightly faster for a couple miles than a diesel locomotive waste more money they'll spend Millions on naming it isn't that cute. try building infrastructure which can utilize a high-speed train in the United States that's the first step duh.
Justin Phillips
what a minute , so at 1:41 it says that the train can crap out another car perfectly fine
ashton swift
if only i took this amtrak to new orleans
Stephen Arugay
This All Started Cuz Japan
Saito Kenichi
Pilot Urp
I think Amtrak imagined this would be like Japan
NOPE Americans too lazy to be like Japan it will be late a lot and a total rip off
josef-olivia Transit
Asia is far ahead . . . The US spends a lot on 'Regime change" ?
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