I'm ready to book our train from NYC on August 10 to Boston Back Bay. Other than a shorter time, why would I want to take the Acela over the Northeast Regional? I would rather take the latter even it takes a bit longer. It seems like I read something negative about the Acela, but not sure what. Any thoughts? Is one safer than the other? We'll have 3 suitcases.
Also, I noticed quite a price difference between morning and afternoon trains! Over half price. We do want to leave in the morning, however, so we'll just have to open our wallet a little further.