Great news for Alstom on the $2 billion award for Amtrak's High Speed Rail fleet. The deal which comprises of 28 tilting trains, capable of 300km/h will service the route between Boston and Washington and go into service during 2021
Amtrak has announced a $2 billion deal with Alstom to build its fleet of new high-speed trains for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston and Washington. The majority of the 28 articulated trains will be manufactured in the US at Alstom’s existing site in Hornell, New York. Capable of speeds of up to 300 km/h, the trains will replace the Acela fleet, which has been in service since 2000. Initially the trains will be limited to 257 km/h due to the constraints of the NEC infrastructure. The trains, which will utilise Alstom’s Tiltronix tilting technology, will be made up of a single “compact” power car and nine passenger cars. Alstom has said a further three cars could be added if needed.