Tom6921 wrote:How about building new coaches based off the Amfleet design? If the design worked once, why not again?
Because it sucks?
Honestly, it was a design built for the "jet-age" that's woefully out of date.
Even the Amfleet IIs with larger windows are honestly nowhere as nice and bright and airy as an Aceal.
A new design will have larger windows (in part because required by law to make evacuation in an accident easier and in part because passengers want it) and be designed ground up for easier servicing and even greater commonality of parts.
It most likely will be a bit larger, entirely using the loading gauge available, much more like the Viewliner, so there's more room for luggage a bit higher up, and a bit wider.
Whether it's Viewliner based or Acela based it'll be much nicer.
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