“This has been a very long time coming indeed,” said Joe Flynn, secretary of the state’s Agency of Transportation.
Chugga chugga choo choo! Amtrak service to Burlington slated to start July 29.
The service will be on Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express, which currently runs between New York City and Rutland. The new route also includes stops in Middlebury and Vergennes.
Fisherman rescued after falling off Brattleboro bridge to avoid Amtrak train
The accident happened in the same place where another person was killed in 2015.
Earmark will fund major upgrades at Vermont’s busiest train station
“Deteriorating walls, signs and structures”: Essex Junction plans to fix these and other longstanding issues at its Amtrak station using $3 million in congressional funding, aiming to make Vermont’s busiest […]
All aboard! Amtrak is Burlington-bound this July, officials say
The Ethan Allen Express now comes to a halt in Rutland. This summer, it will add stops in Middlebury and Vergennes before reaching Burlington, according to state officials.
Police say driver killed as Amtrak train hits SUV at South Royalton rail crossing
It is not the first time an Amtrak hit a vehicle in South Royalton. The crossing has yield and railroad crossing signs, but no warning lights or gates.
Can public transit adjust fast enough to meet Vermont’s emissions deadline?
Rail and bus innovations are in the pipeline, but there may be a ceiling on how many Vermonters will choose to ride instead of drive.
Dan Peacock: Amtrak’s future in Vermont looks bright
Governments spent over $1 billion in major infrastructure improvements (tracks, rights-of-way, stations, etc.) in the past 10 years between New Haven, Conn., and St. Albans.
Kevin Ellis: The embarrassment of Amtrak
If this train took under four hours, it would be packed with people back and forth to NYC. It would bring New Yorkers to Vermont to spend their tourist dollars, buy homes and inject commerce into our Covid economy.
Amtrak says Vermont ridership meeting expectations a month out from restart
The Vermonter carried 4,203 passengers in July after service resumed on the 19th, according to Amtrak data. The Ethan Allen Express had 2,570 riders.
Amtrak returns to Vermont after a 16-month pandemic absence
Daily trains to and from New York City and Washington, D.C., resumed Monday with sold-out railcars and trackside celebrations statewide.
Crews rush to rebuild washed-out railroad bed before Amtrak return
Unusually heavy rain has stripped away the foundation of a stretch of train track in the southern Vermont town of Dummerston.
Bradford Worthen: Give your car a break — Amtrak service returns to Vermont
On July 19, the Vermonter will return to St. Albans with service to Washington, D.C., and the Ethan Allen will return to Rutland with service to the newly renovated Penn Station in New York City.
Middlebury bridge and rail project nears the finish line
Construction on the Middlebury Bridge and Rail Project is nearly done, with a projected completion date of Aug. 17. Grading and landscaping for new parks is still ahead.