What DC Attractions Does the Metro Liner Train Stop At?


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The D.C. Metroliner train is no longer in service, as Amtrak discontinued this route in 2006 and replaced it with the Acela Express train line. The Metroliner train was put into service in 1969 and was an extra-fare express train that ran between Washington D.C. and New York City.

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In between New York City and Washington D.C., the train made stops in Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wilmington, as well as a stop at Baltimore airport.

The Acela Express train line that replaced the D.C. Metroliner is considered the fastest line in either North or South America, with a top speed of 150 miles-per-hour. However, the train is normally unable to travel this fast due to track conditions, which is why its average speed is only around 80 mph. As of 2015, the Acela Express runs 20 trains a day from Washington D.C. to Boston, with 14 intermediate stops along the way, including New York City, Philadelphia, Newark and Baltimore.

The entire trip typically takes an average of 7 hours, although Amtrak is looking for ways to reduce this time, including investing in newer trains and trying to reduce track congestion in certain areas. The company hopes to be able to reduce the total trip time by three hours by the year 2040.

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