Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
mark1447

Fastest US train will link Philly, NYC in 38 minutes

Recommended Posts

The train route between Philadelphia and New York City will soon hold the fastest stretch of track in the country after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced plans to increase rail speed to 160 miles per hour along the line.

 

Amtrak will receive $450 million to boost speed and capacity on the Northeast Corridor, particularly a 24-mile stretch between Morrisville, Bucks County, and New Brunswick, N.J., where speeds will increase from 135 miles per hour. Amtrak’s long-term plan is to reduce a trip from Philadelphia to Manhattan from 90 to 38 minutes and passage to Washington, D.C., in 54 minutes.

 

President and CEO of the Center City District Paul Levy said that being able to employ the second stage of the plan would be a “game changer” for Philadelphia.

 

“We are delighted that Amtrak was able to get the money. Decreasing the travel time between Philadelphia and New York boosts the competitiveness of the city on many fronts,” Levy said.

 

In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama said he wants 80 percent of Americans connected to high-speed rail lines within 25 years. Amtrak plans to begin work on these projects “very quickly” and has set target completion dates for various components between two and six years.

 

http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/local/article/855688--fastest-us-train-will-link-philly-nyc-in-38-minutes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NYC-Philly in 38 minutes? Wow. Can we say the city of Brotherly love as the new Jersey City or Newark.:P

 

The train route between Philadelphia and New York City will soon hold the fastest stretch of track in the country after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced plans to increase rail speed to 160 miles per hour along the line.

 

Amtrak will receive $450 million to boost speed and capacity on the Northeast Corridor, particularly a 24-mile stretch between Morrisville, Bucks County, and New Brunswick, N.J., where speeds will increase from 135 miles per hour. Amtrak’s long-term plan is to reduce a trip from Philadelphia to Manhattan from 90 to 38 minutes and passage to Washington, D.C., in 54 minutes.

 

President and CEO of the Center City District Paul Levy said that being able to employ the second stage of the plan would be a “game changer” for Philadelphia.

 

“We are delighted that Amtrak was able to get the money. Decreasing the travel time between Philadelphia and New York boosts the competitiveness of the city on many fronts,” Levy said.

 

In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama said he wants 80 percent of Americans connected to high-speed rail lines within 25 years. Amtrak plans to begin work on these projects “very quickly” and has set target completion dates for various components between two and six years.

 

http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/local/article/855688--fastest-us-train-will-link-philly-nyc-in-38-minutes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be weird to see an Acela bypassing an NJT or SEPTA station in just 2-5 seconds lol. That will blow you AWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY...

 

But man that would be awesome, even tho its at a cost $$$.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a good start for Amtrak, this would probably put more people on the Acela. Now all they need is to increase the speeds on other sections towards Washington.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This is a good start for Amtrak, this would probably put more people on the Acela. Now all they need is to increase the speeds on other sections towards Washington.

 

Its a start however they need to do this on a national level especially on the long distance lines ppl will only tolerate so much unreliability!!!!!! NEC is the most reliable however the american rail network as a whole cant be neglected while all the rail transit is concentrated on the northeast corridor highspeed rail boosts cities but only if affordable and competitive in terms of price In order for most ppl to even conssider rail travel over air travel the rail fares need to be substantially lower than flying. I was on amtrak's site earlier and on a booking site and was shocked to learn that sometimes its cheaper to fly or worse its close to airline prices in most cases that along with on-time performance will scare most ppl off of amtrak. When I mention on-time I dont mean the northeast corridor. If affordable this train would make philly just another jersey city. And spill over growth into south jersey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 38 minute plan is the dedicated right of way idea that would not run on the existing NEC, not the 160MPH upgrade plan.

 

If Amtrak gets their way, the dedicated idea will be running by 2040.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The 38 minute plan is the dedicated right of way idea that would not run on the existing NEC, not the 160MPH upgrade plan.

 

If Amtrak gets their way, the dedicated idea will be running by 2040.

 

I was wondering about that. No way could they achieve those times negotiating the current right of way through Elizabeth, Newark, and Secaucus.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NYC-Philly in 38 minutes? Wow. Can we say the city of Brotherly love as the new Jersey City or Newark.:P

 

That reminds me of a historic poster that opponents of the original Camden and Amboy put up in protest of its construction almost 200 years ago.

 

It warned citizens that it would make Philadelphia a "suburb of New York"!:eek::)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.