Acela Trainset Makes Test Run on Keystone Corridor

New equipment built for Amtrak’s Acela service made a test run on the Keystone Corridor on Thursday.

The train operated from the Penn coach yard in Philadelphia to Thorndale, Pennsylvania, some 35 miles west of Philly.

Another Acela trainset is being tested in Colorado at the Transportation Technology Center where it recently hit a top speed of 165 miles per hour.

Amtrak wants to place the new Acela equipment into revenue service next year.

It has bought 28 Acela trainsets that are being built in Hornell, New York, by Alstom.

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