rcthompson04 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:56 pm On the Acela topic, pre COVID a few of the Keystones were only a few minutes slower than an Acela. Right now it appears there is a Keystone that is only 4 minutes slower than an Acela in the late morning PHL to NYP. For a third of the price I will take 4 minutes longer.The current Acela trains are limited to 135 mph max speeds in New Jersey, the new Acela 2 trains will be able to reach max speeds of 165 mph in New Jersey. That should increase the time savings over Amfleet trains that will continued to be limited to just 125 mph max speeds in New Jersey. 40 mph speed difference over 10 mph speed difference should amount to some more time savings.
Will it be worth triple fares, only time will tell.