Amtrak: 2013 New Year Brings Major Projects - TransDominion Express


Amtrak: 2013 New Year Brings Major Projects

Infrastructure upgrades, new equipment milestones and high-speed rail advancements lead full agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amtrak enters 2013 with a full and robust agenda of infrastructure upgrade projects, significant milestones for new equipment orders and key actions to advance its Northeast Corridor (NEC) high-speed rail program.

Among the projects include completion of the NEC Niantic River Movable Bridge replacement project, delivery of the first units of new equipment orders for 70 electric locomotives and 130 single-level long-distance passenger cars, expansion of Acela Express high-speed service with an additional New York – Washington round-trip and initiation of the process to acquire next-generation high-speed train sets.

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