7 Reasons the Acela Will Transform the Way You Travel the Northeast

Did you know we’re the only provider of high-speed rail in the entire country? Our Acela Express service stretches from Washington, D.C. all the way up to Boston, and is definitely a fan favorite!

From the leather seatback you can recline as you please to the first class car and lounges, the Acela is the definition of riding in style and comfort. Here are seven reasons why there’s absolutely no better way to travel in the Northeast Corridor.

1. The Meeting Space44609186

When it’s 5 a.m. and your team needs to brainstorm for the client, we’ve got you covered. Our collapsible tabletops mean your four best people can pow-wow together in private–each with their own power outlet–and develop the next game-changing concept. Warning: staring out the window might spark an unprecedented level of creativity.

2. Easy Ticketing Process

You’re busy. Your boss is even busier. To save you both time, we’ve launched a completely paper-free ticketing process that you can control right from your smartphone. Our free apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows mean you can plan and book your Acela travel with just the tap of a finger. You can also check the arrival and departure status of trains and display your eTicket from right in the app.

3. Free Baggage

Like turtle doves or your favorite shoes, your carry-on baggage should come in twos. That’s right, on Amtrak you can bring two pieces of carry-on luggage absolutely free. Even better? Your purse and laptop bag don’t count toward your two pieces of luggage.

4. Free Wi-Fi

Not only is the Wi-Fi free on our trains,  it’s been upgraded to be 6x faster than before. That means you can make the most of your trip between cities or just browse Facebook and Twitter to decompress after a long day. We also made special arrangements to allow you access to VPNs from Acela trains. Take your productivity to another level by sitting in the Quiet Car (riders love the library-like atmosphere). Acela Quiet Car

5. First Class Like it Should Be 

No matter how many Amtrak Guest Rewards points you have, when you book a first class Acela ticket you get access to the private lounge in our stations, no questions asked. There are free food and drinks there, but when you travel in Acela first class, you also get access to an exclusive menu of free food and drinks. Lastly, we understand sometimes you need some space after a long day of meetings. That’s why our first class offers single seats on one side.

6. Legroom, Outlets, Cafe Car, Oh My!

Were talking legroom, real legroom. And if you’d like to recline your seat, go ahead! Working on a very important presentation and your laptop is about to die? No problem! Each seat on Acela is equipped with two outlets, but be sure to mind your #TrainManners and share with your neighbor. If your feeling the need to get up and move around a little, you can head to the Cafe Acela where we take the meaning of “fast” food to a whole new level.

7. Location, Location, Location

This one is simple. Acela lets you skip the cab line. Our trains can take you straight from city center to city center, no shuttle needed. When there’s a big meeting on the far end of your trip, this perk is priceless!