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Vermont Marks Return Of Amtrak Service

Amtrak train (file)
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Celebrations were held at Amtrak stations across Vermont on Monday to mark the return of passenger rail service to the state.

Both the Vermonter train and the Ethan Allen Express resumed passenger service on Monday. The service was suspended last year at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amtrak offered $1 fares for trips within Vermont, including Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Windsor, White River Junction, Randolph, Montpelier, Waterbury, Essex Junction and St. Albans.

The Vermonter train runs between New York City and St. Albans. The Ethan Allen Express runs between Rutland and New York.

The southbound train was a few minutes late when it arrived on Montpelier on Monday, but scores of people were there waiting for it.

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