Millions of people currently commute between Boston and New York City via Amtrak. The fastest train at the moment is the Acela Express which is usually about a 210-minute ride, providing the fastest possible ground transport between Boston and New York to this day. The bullet train from Boston to NYC proposes speeds of 225 miles per hour that would slash that commute in half to about 90 minutes!
The North Atlantic Rail initiative wants to build out the 90-minute train ride between Manhattan and Boston and nots this project would take up to 20 years to build out with a not-so-subtle price tag of $105 billion.
The project would be rolled out in phases and touch upon major northeast cities like Boston, Providence, Hartford, and New York City. Congress is sitting on the bill while state representatives are eager to make it happen.
Japan, China, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, and Taiwan are some of the countries already commuting on bullet trains integrated into their transit systems. France and Egypt are also looking to build out a 205-mile per hour bullet train between Egypt’s Red Sea port and France.
California also has a bullet train in the works and similar to the Northeast situation, has been faced with a lot of red tape, further delaying construction. There’s no denying that this new bullet train would reduce the predicament of traveling between Boston and Manhattan.