WASHINGTON (AP) – Amtrak’s busiest train has a new name. The Regional service on the Northeast Corridor has been rebranded as the Northeast Regional.

The service is a slightly slower and cheaper alternative to Amtrak’s fastest train, the Acela Express. Both trains connect Boston, New York and Washington. The Northeast Regional extends farther south, to Newport News, Va.

Along with the new name, the Northeast Regional features refurbished cafe cars, a new menu and improved business-class seats and interiors.

The Regional service carried 6.8 million passengers last year, and Amtrak expects the rebranding, the upgrades and a marketing campaign to attract an additional 136,000 passengers.


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