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Amtrak Restarting Service In Western Massachusetts

An Amtrak train at Union Station in Springfield
Paul Tuthill

   Amtrak has put out a timetable to return service to pre-pandemic schedules in western Massachusetts.

    Full service on the Valley Flyer will re-start on July 26th.  The trains run on the so-called Knowledge Corridor Line along the Connecticut River with stops in Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke, and Springfield.

    Previously, Amtrak said its long distance train, The Vermonter, with those same station stops in Massachusetts, would return to service on July 19th.

   Rail advocates cheered the news.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Ben Heckscher, co-founder of Trains in The Valley.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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