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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
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WAMC

     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.

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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