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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.

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