New Amtrak trains improve guest comfort and reduce travel time

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — When traveling by rail, Amtrak awaits an exciting change for Midstate commuters. They’ve released the first look at new upgraded trains.

The planned upgrades to Amtrak’s service will be seen throughout the Midstate and are vast improvements over the cars currently operating in Pennsylvania.

Amtrak has released our first look at new trains they say will modernize their service. The trains will be called Amtrak Airo, and the updates are designed to improve the passenger experience by replacing the current seats with ergonomically designed seats with adjustable headrests and more room to work or stretch out.

The new carriages will also have larger windows, individual power sockets, USB ports, tablet holders and WiFi on board.

Amtrak also said the new trains will be more fuel-efficient while reaching speeds of up to 125 miles per hour to reduce overall travel times between the Midstate and New York.

A portion of Amtrak’s infrastructure investment and funding from the Labor Code will support upgrades. Current trains serving the Keystone and Pennsylvania lines will be replaced beginning in 2026. New Amtrak trains improve guest comfort and reduce travel time

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