Amtrak’s Acela Express fleet will get some major upgrades over the next few years for passengers traveling along the Northeast corridor, including more seats and improved amenities, according to Amtrak.
Designs were revealed on Wednesday showing what passengers can expect when the new trains hit the tracks in 2021.
Leather seats, in-seat lighting, personal electrical outlets and enhanced Wi-Fi are just a few of the upgrades announced. In addition, new train sets will accommodate 386 passengers, an increase of nearly 30 percent.
"The next generation of Acela trains will set a new standard for rail service in the U.S., providing our customers with a superior travel experience," Vice President of Amtrak Northeast Corridor Service Line Caroline Decker said.
Amtrak has invested more than $4 million to upgrade the Acela Express interiors.