In anticipation of the smoother and faster trains, let’s take a closer look at the interior, which will appeal to Amtrak riders who are tired of the old cars lined with grey and blue seats.
The next-generation trains are a long time coming: the current Acela trains have been in operation since 2000, and it’s been six years since Amtrak announced its plans to refresh the aging stock.
The fleet will grow from 20 to 28 trainsets all capable of running up to 160 mph.
The new trains will each have 378 seats …
… a 25% increase from the 304 seats on the current models, Benji Stawski of the Points Guy reported.
Source: The Points Guy