Amtrak's express on fast track to return
WASHINGTON -- Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express is returning to service sooner than planned, with nine trains set to run today, the railroad said.
The trains, which can reach speeds of 150 mph, will make 30 departures from Washington, New York and Boston, compared with 50 on a normal day.
Amtrak initially said none of the high-speed trains would return to service until Tuesday at the earliest, but repair work is progressing ahead of schedule.
As a result, the railroad said Sunday, there will be 17 departures between Washington and New York, compared with 32 on a regular day, and 13 between New York and Boston, compared with 18 normally.