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Amtrak Launches Non-Stop Service from NYC to DC

Taking the stops out of the Amtrak trip between the Nation's Capital and the Big Apple will save 15 minutes and hopefully, according to Amtrak, get more people off of planes and into trains.
July 28, 2019, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Amtrak recently announced new non-stop Acela service between New York and Washington, D.C. with the hopes of making the train more competitive with air travel, reports Julia Thompson.

"The new Acela Nonstop service will have you halfway to your New York City or DC destination in the time it would take you to board a flight," said Amtrak President & CEO Richard Anderson in a press release.

"The nonstop trip will take approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes each way," reports Thompson. "Initially, only weekday service will be offered with the single southbound train departing New York at 6:35 a.m. and arriving in Washington at 9:10 a.m. and the northbound train departing Washington at 4:30 p.m. and arriving in New York at 7:05 p.m."

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Published on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in USA Today
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