Amtrak high speed train testing

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  1. viguera
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    viguera Gold Member

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    Amtrak is resuming 165mph testing on some stretches of the Northeast corridor starting tonight (9/24).

    The trains will run at the new speed limit from Perryville (MD) to Wilmington (DE) and from Trenton to New Brunswick (NJ). The current speed limit in these sections is 135.

    They will also run from Westerly to Cranston (RI) and from South Attleboro to Readville (MA) where the speed limit is 150mph.

    Amtrak's (rather ambitious) $150 billion overhaul of the Northeast corridor will reportedly be able to bring the commute times from NYC to Philadelphia down to 35 minutes, and 95 minutes from NYC to the DC area, assuming the trains can hit speeds of 220mph.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/amtrak-run-test-trains-165-mph-northeast
     
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    I know there was some talk about this around the Chicago area. I have no idea if they followed through though.
     

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