Penn Central Railroad Metroliner Timetable 1969
The Metroliner was a premium express train service between Washington, D.C., and New York City in the United
States from 1969 to 2006. It was first operated by Penn Central Transportation, successor to the Pennsylvania
Railroad, and later by Amtrak.
Originally operated with self-powered electric multiple unit cars, which were later replaced with
locomotive-hauled trainsets due to their vastly decreasing reliability and other issues (such as being
demoted to 90 miles per hour in the late 1970s), the train offered reserved business-class and first-class
seating. A trip between New York's Pennsylvania Station and Washington, D.C.'s Union Station took
approximately 2.5 hours.
Amtrak replaced Metroliner service with high-speed (150 mph or 240 km/h) Acela Express trainsets. Metroliner
service was discontinued on 27 October 2006.