Amtrak Orders 10 Additional Airo Trainsets

Amtrak has exercised a contract option to order an additional 10 Airo trainsets to help meet increased demand for passenger rail travel.

This order brings the total number of ordered trainsets to 83 under a contract with Siemens Mobility.

With 10 more trainsets, 83 total Amtrak Airo units will help transform passenger rail travel in the US
With 10 more trainsets, a total of 83 Amtrak Airo units will be in passenger service in the US

The Amtrak Airo trainsets will operate on a range of routes throughout the US, with the first unit scheduled to debut in 2026.

Amtrak President Roger Harris said:

“We are thrilled to satisfy the soaring demand for train travel with new state-of-the-art, American-made equipment that ensures the highest standards of comfort, service and amenities. As we advance this vision, we’re committed to getting people where they need to go, while reducing road and air congestion, creating jobs and supporting the American economy.”

The new trains are currently in production and will feature the following amenities and technologies:

  • Spacious comfortable seats with contoured seat cushions, enhanced legroom, individual armrests and adjustable headrests
  • Power and USB ports, seatback tablet and phone holders, larger sturdier tray tables and adjustable cup holders at every seat
  • Bolder colour-coded signage to identify amenities and differentiate classes of service
  • Dedicated chilled and filtered water stations on each trainset
  • New 5G Wi-Fi and digital information systems
  • Spacious and accessible restrooms, vestibules and Café cars
  • Integrated boarding equipment for customers with reduced mobility and inductive hearing technology for onboard announcements
  • Enhanced lighting to provide a softer interior with individual reading lights at each seat
  • Increased storage space for baggage

The Amtrak Airo trainsets will also be more fuel efficient, producing 90% less particulate emissions in diesel operations.

These new trains are part of a larger initiative to transform Amtrak’s passenger rail services across the US. This includes introducing new Acela trains, completing major infrastructure projects, expanding services, upgrading stations, and renewing tracks.

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