Amtrak has released details of its new Airo trains, which will operate on routes across the country, including several routes in New Jersey, beginning in 2026.
“As we invest in the future, Amtrak is leading the way with a new era of rail,” Amtrak President Roger Harris said in a statement. “Our new trains will transform the Amtrak experience with significant environmental benefits, a progressive design and world-class amenities.”
According to the company, the “future” of Amtrak will include panoramic windows, speeds of up to 125 miles per hour, self-service food options, wayfinding with a color-coded system, enhanced comfort with spacious seating, enhanced lighting, improved technology and a greener impact.
The trains will also feature enhanced lighting, onboard Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art customer trip information and a digital seat reservation system. Color-coded signage will make navigation between the different cars easier.
In addition, Amtrak’s new high-speed Acela trains for the Northeast Corridor, are expected to enter service sometime in 2023.