New York to Philly in 37 minutes? Expect it by 2040

July 10, 2012 3:34:56 AM PDT
A new multi-year, $150 billion improvement plan could really speed trains between New York and Philadelphia.

That trip might take just 37 minutes by 2040, officials say.

Amtrak wants to build a high-speed corridor between Boston and Washington, DC.

Major improvements proposed by the U.S. passenger railroad will "transform the travel landscape in the Northeast," Amtrak said in a report.

The 438-mile-long rail line could handle trains going 220 miles per hour.

Right now, Amtrak's Acela trains travel, on average, at 84 miles per hour.

Travel times from New York to either Boston or Washington, D.C. would take about 94 minutes.

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