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Amtrak to reduce Acela Express fares


Amtrak plans soon to reduce fares for its Acela Express service between Boston and New York City.

Beginning April 28, passengers traveling in Acela’s business class will pay $99 during peak hours, compared with the current $127. Fares for off-peak departures will range from $85 to $92, compared with $102 to $119.

Amtrak also plans to lower fares for passengers traveling to intermediate destinations, and reduce first-class fares, enabling passengers to upgrade to first class for $50 or less.

Under the revised fare structure, Amtrak Guest Rewards members also would receive double points for Acela Express trips between Boston and New York from April 28 to Aug. 31, according to a prepared statement.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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