After Seven Decades, Burlington-to-New York City Train Returns

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By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


For the first time since 1953, a passenger train will run between Burlington, Vermont and New York City. As reported by Alison Fox in Travel + Leisure, “The new Amtrak Ethan Allen Express train will launch with service to the Vermont cities of Burlington, Vergennes, and Middlebury on July 29, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation.”

“Very soon, we will be able to climb aboard a train in downtown Burlington, and arrive in New York City in time for dinner,” Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said in a statement. “This long-desired service will give a boost to our economic recovery at a critical time, and give travelers a new, lower-carbon connection to New York and the rest of the Amtrak system.”

As Fox notes, “This is not Amtrak's only new route this summer. The company also plans to launch a Berkshire Flyer service between New York City and Pittsfield, Mass., on July 8. That new route will operate on weekends throughout the summer with a similar schedule planned for next year.”

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