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Amtrak Improving Tracks to Make Way for Faster Trains Between Baltimore and D.C.

Amtrak is in the process up updating its tracks to prepare for Acela Express trains that will travel at speeds up to 125 miles per hour between D.C. and Baltimore on the Northeast Corridor.
June 6, 2019, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Acela Express train.

"Amtrak is upgrading a 31-mile stretch of track between D.C. and Baltimore, as it positions itself for its next generation of high speed Acela Express trains, which are scheduled to enter service in 2021," reports Neal Augenstein.

"Of the three tracks Amtrak uses between Washington and Baltimore, only two of them meet standards for trains capable of going 125 miles per hour."

The project includes track replacements expected to be completed by 2021 and improvements to platforms at the New Carrollton station and Baltimore's Penn Station.

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Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in WTOP
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