Acela train built in Alstom’s Hornell plant reaches 165 MPH during testing

Corning Bureau

PUEBLO, Co. (WETM) – Amtrak’s next-generation Acela train built in Alstom’s Hornell plant has reached speeds up to 165 MPH during testing near Pueblo, Colorado.

These trains being manufactured in Hornell will soon replace the Amtrack Acela trains that have served the northeast corridor for decades.

Amtrak posted a video on Twitter of the train during testing at the Association of American Railroads’ Transportation Technology Center Inc.

The train left Hornell in February and will undergo testing for another six months before returning to Hornell.

Alstom is building 28 of the new Acela trainsets, with the first projected to enter service in 2021.

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