Designated by the color blue, the 378 Business Class seats on each train will offer spacious, high-end comfort, personal outlets, USB ports and adjustable reading lights at every seat, and a streamlined overhead luggage compartment.

Press Release: Amtrak unveils interiors for new Acela trainsets

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueAmtrak and its supplier, Alstom, have reached another milestone in the development of the new Acela trainsets, unveiling the interiors of the fleet that will better serve Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor travelers.

Through these photos, you will see how Amtrak is upgrading the experience for millions of passengers and setting the stage for the next generation of train travel in America and on the Northeast Corridor.

Elevating the travel experience, the new Acela offers enhancements in comfort, technology, innovation, and safety on Amtrak’s most environmentally sustainable fleet of trains to date.

The Amtrak café car will offer more convenient food service, including a self-select and check-out option, a standing room area with hip rests, electrical outlets for charging, digital screens sharing useful information, and one-half of the trash receptacles will be for recycling.

The café car will offer more convenient food service, including a self-select and check-out option, a standing room area with hip rests, electrical outlets for charging, digital screens sharing useful information, and one-half of the trash receptacles will be for recycling. Image: Amtrak

“Between the sleek design of their interiors, state-of-the-art technology, and sustainable amenities, and innovative safety features, our new Acela trains will help revolutionize American train travel,” said Amtrak President & CEO Stephen Gardner.

“Thanks to Senator Schumer’s strong leadership and commitment to improving high-speed rail and Amtrak service in New York and throughout the nation, and the hard work of Alstom, Amtrak employees and our other partners, travelers will experience improved, modern, and smoother service on the Northeast Corridor and provide this country with the type of modern train travel we deserve when these trains are ready for service next year.”

The color ‘red’ distinguishes Amtrak's First Class from Business Class - as evident in the headrests here, and also on the door to the trainset. These First Class seats provide more space, leg room and personal tray tables, that can remain open or closed independent from one’s neighbor.

The color ‘red’ distinguishes First Class from Business Class – as evident in the headrests here, and also on the door to the trainset. These First Class seats provide more space, leg room and personal tray tables, that can remain open or closed independent from one’s neighbor. Image: Amtrak

“Thanks to Hornell’s world class workers at Alstom, America is now in the fast lane for the high speed state of the art train system it has long needed. The new trains unveiled today, which come built straight from the heart of New York’s Southern Tier, will transform Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line, improving service, safety, and getting passengers to their destinations faster and more efficiently than ever before,” said Senator Schumer. “I am proud to have delivered the hundreds of jobs to Upstate New York.”

Designated by the color blue, the 378 Business Class seats on each train will offer spacious, high-end comfort, personal outlets, USB ports and adjustable reading lights at every seat, and a streamlined overhead luggage compartment.

Designated by the color blue, the 378 Business Class seats on each train will offer spacious, high-end comfort, personal outlets, USB ports and adjustable reading lights at every seat, and a streamlined overhead luggage compartment. Image: Amtrak

“We are thankful for our partnership with Amtrak and excited to bring the world’s most technology advanced high-speed trains to the United States,” said Michael Keroullé, President, Alstom Americas.

“These high-speed trains are proudly built by our team in Hornell, in partnership with the International Association of Machinists, and rely on a strong domestic U.S. rail supply base with nearly 250 suppliers in 27 states. We greatly appreciate the continued support from our federal, state, and local partners along with Senator Schumer, New York Empire State Development, and the Hornell IDA who have played a vital role to help realize this transformational rail project for the Northeast Corridor and entire U.S. rail industry.”

Designated by the color blue, the 378 Business Class seats on each train will offer spacious, high-end comfort, personal outlets, USB ports and adjustable reading lights at every seat, and a streamlined overhead luggage compartment.

Designated by the color blue, the 378 Business Class seats on each train will offer spacious, high-end comfort, personal outlets, USB ports and adjustable reading lights at every seat, and a streamlined overhead luggage compartment. Image: Amtrak

Business Class car with Luggage rack in view

Business Class car with luggage rack in view. Image: Amtrak

About Amtrak

For more than 50 years, Amtrak has connected America and modernized train travel. Offering a safe, environmentally efficient way to reach more than 500 destinations across 46 states and parts of Canada, Amtrak provides travelers with an experience that sets a new standard.

All images credited to Amtrak