A new train will return to Vermont after almost 70 years. This is the first time in decades that the passenger rail service will cross Burlington, Wergens and Middelbury starting in July 2022, according to the Vermont Transport Service.
According to Associate Press, the last time a regular passenger rail would run from Burlington since 1953.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said in a statement: “Very soon, we will be able to board a train in central Burlington and arrive in New York in time for dinner. “This coveted service will boost our economic recovery at a critical juncture and give travelers a new low-carbon connection to New York and the rest of the Amtrak system.”
The line will depart from Burlington every day at 10:10 a.m. and will arrive at Penn Station in New York at 5:45 p.m. The service from Penn Station will depart at 14:21 each day and return to Burlington at 9:55 p.m.
“This new service will benefit Vermont in countless ways while helping to grow our economy,” said Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. He also said that this would not be possible without the participation of a few bodies and “the willingness of the communities along the way”.
The train ticket between Burlington and New York will start at $ 75. Amtrak will also add more services, including a Berkshire Flyer between New York and Pittsfield, Massachusetts that will operate on weekends.
There is also a high-speed train line between North Carolina and Virginia planned as part of the Integrated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement grants.