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Rail Advocates To Mark Return Of Amtrak Vermonter Service To Western Mass.

An Amtrak train at Union Station in Springfield
Paul Tuthill

     Long-distance passenger train service returns to western New England today and celebrations are planned to greet the first Amtrak Vermonter train since March 2020.

   The Vermonter runs daily between St Albans, Vermont and Washington, DC.    There were special events scheduled at all the stations where the train stops in Vermont.

    In Massachusetts, the rail advocacy group Trains In The Valley has organized a “welcome back” event at the Northampton station platform.

  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Trains In The Valley co-founder Zane Lumelsky.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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