- Boston - Back Bay (BBY)
- Westwood, MA - Route 128 (RTE)
- Providence, RI (PVD)
- New London, CT (NLC)
- New Haven, CT (NHV)
- Stamford, CT (STM)
- New York, NY - Penn Station (NYP)
- Newark, NJ (NWK)
- Iselin, NJ - Metropark (MET)
- Trenton, NJ (TRE)
- Philadelphia, PA - 39th Street Station (PHL)
- Wilmington, DE (WIL)
- Baltimore, MD - Penn Station (BAL)
- BWI Airport, MD (BWI)
At Penn Station in NYC, the crew switches over and the cafe is closed for a short while. Thus, right before we stopped, I grabbed myself a Diet Pepsi and Dave a water. I noted that the cafe serves cocktails, wine and a variety of beers. If it weren't ~10am, I would have started my New Years celebration early!
Before we knew it, our 5-hour journey came to an end. Since Curt and Diana were our rides to Atlantic City, our departure station was Wilmington, DE. We could have stopped one stop earlier at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, but it was an easier and more direct pick-up if we took the next stop.
A few final tips for you:
- If you visit the Amtrak web site, you will see that your search results will also include Northeast Regional options. Be aware that the Northeast Regional trains are not as fast. In the instance of going to Wilmington, a Northeast Regional train would take one an hour longer. Also, if there happen to be delays, the Northeast Regional trains must give priority to the Acela's. Lastly, the Northeast Regional trains do not have Wi-Fi.
- Use your AAA membership when you make your reservations! You will earn 10% on weekend Acela fares and 10% on all Northeast Regional fares.
- Make sure to check out the Weekly Specials before you book. They are listed from Tuesday through Friday and are valid for travel on any day except Fridays and Sundays.