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Amtrak to lower Acela ticket prices


While many transit agencies are proposing fare hikes, Amtrak is lowering Acela fares — at least temporarily.

Between March 3 and June 26, advanced-purchase business-class tickets will be reduced up to 25 percent. Amtrak is lowering the fares between Washington, D.C., and New York City from $133 to $99, and between New York City and Boston, from $93 to $79.

The one-way tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased at least 14 days in advance.

"As Amtrak becomes an increasingly popular way to travel, these new low fares on Acela will make our flagship service more affordable for business and leisure travelers," said Amtrak Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Emmett Fremaux in a prepared statement.

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