Amtrak Tracking for My Commute Between New York City and Philadelphia

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Bucking the Amtrak crowd at Penn Station

Some decent advice on how to deal with New York's Penn Station at NewYorkology travel guide blog and the National Geographic Travelblog.

Direct Acela service to NYC from Philly coming

The article New Amtrak Service Could Boost "the Sixth Borough" discusses the new direct to NYC Acela service from 30th Street Station. The service will start sometime in July 2007. Long overdue I'd say as Amtrak should offer direct trains to all of the major cities along the NEC. The direct train would be an hour the story says, that's a very good selling point. Not sure if this will significantly impact Philly-NYC commuters as the story title implies. Acela trains are expensive so they won't be for every commuter. I rarely took the Acela and stuck with regional service though I did like the comfort when I did take them. I'm happy to see Amtrak offering different services, this is good for them and good for Phi-NYC commuters to have even more options.

UPDATE: August 3, 2008:
These direct Acela trains are no longer offered by Amtrak.