Amtrak to trim one-way Acela fares by 25%
Move aims to draw leisure travelers as businesses cut back
Passengers who buy their tickets at least 14 days in advance can ride between Boston and New York for as little as $79 one way. Passengers who buy their tickets at least 14 days in advance can ride between Boston and New York for as little as $79 one way. (George Rizer/globe staff/File 2008)
By Nicole C. Wong
Globe Staff / February 18, 2009

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Amtrak is cutting its lowest Acela Express one-way fares up to 25 percent to lure leisure travelers on board as the eroding economy undercuts ridership on Northeast Corridor trains usually packed with business travelers.
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Passengers who buy their tickets at least 14 days in advance can ride between Boston and New York for as little as $79, down from $93. Or they can ride between New York and Washington, D.C., for as little as $99, down from $133. The sale-priced tickets are nonrefundable, are not eligible for upgrades to first-class accommodations, and must be used for travel between March 3 and June 26.

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