The Northeast Corridor
The Northeast United States is home to one of the great rail corridors of the world – the Northeast Corridor (NEC) – an unmatched asset that connects people and businesses from Boston to New York to Washington, DC.
Amtrak Acela 2124 passess MARC inbound at Perryville, MD.
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A Shared Transportation Asset
The NEC Main Line runs through eight states and Washington, DC. The Corridor supports eight commuter railroads, four freight railroads, and Amtrak. Each day the NEC carries 750,000 trips—almost one-half of all passenger rail trips nationwide.
A Vital Economic Asset
The NEC rail network is an engine of economy activity for the United States that brings workers to jobs, business to clients, goods to market, and people to their friends and family.