Amtrak Tests New High Speed Train, Stops In Buffalo
Earlier today Amtrak came through Buffalo, on a test run of its new high-speed train. The train moving at 160 mph will end up in Colorado.
Amtrak says it's the future of high-speed rail, reports Channel 2
The so-called "Acela train set" is the first of its kind, and it's going to eventually take people from New York to Colorado as soon as next year.
The trains still need to incur further testing,
which includes: the trainset’s pantograph, railway dynamics, tilting, traction, slip/slide and wayside protection, brakes, and train control management systems.
Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson in a released statement.
“With strong demand for Acela travel continuing to grow, we will test the trains to ensure customers will have safe and reliable service with modern amenities when these trains go into service next year.”
The new train can hold 25% more travelers than current Amtrak passenger trains.
Service begins in 2021