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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 51. Chapters: Acela Express, InterCity 125, China Railways CRH2, Railjet, China Railways CRH3, 0 Series Shinkansen, China Railways CRH380A, British Rail Class 221, British Rail Class 220, GMB Class 71, 100 Series Shinkansen, China Railways CRH1, British Rail Class 395, 400 Series Shinkansen, 200 Series Shinkansen, ICE T, X 2000, VR Class Sm3, E1 Series Shinkansen, China Railways CRH5, NSB Class 73, ICE TD, E4 Series Shinkansen, Bombardier Voyager family, Karelian Trains Class Sm6, Regina, InterCity 225, SJ X40. Excerpt: The Acela Express ( -ə; often simply Acela) is Amtrak's high-speed rail service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the Northeast United States between Washington, D.C., and Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. It uses tilting technology which allows the train to travel at higher speeds on the sharply curved NEC without disturbing passengers, by lowering lateral centrifugal forces, based on the concept of banked turns. Acela Express trains are the only true high-speed trainsets in North America; the highest speed they attain is 150 mph (240 km/h), though they average less than half of that. The Acela has become popular with business travelers and by some reckoning has captured over half of the market share of air or train travelers between Washington and New York. Between New York and Boston the Acela Express has up to a 37% share of the combined train and air market. The Acela carried 3.2 million passengers in fiscal year 2010; the busiest Amtrak route is the somewhat slower Northeast Regional, which had 7.1 million riders in 2010 due to its lower fares and greater number of stops. The Acela Express is one of the few Amtrak lines to operate at a profit; the two train lines generate more than half of Amtrak's total revenue. In 2010, the Acela Express had a total revenue of $440,119,294, up from $409...
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