After over a year of service suspension, trains from NYC to Vermont are back and running!
As of July 19th, 2021, Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express returned after more than a year of suspended service.
Now riders can travel from NYC all the way to Vermont in under 6 hours! The scenic route will provide breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley all the way to Rutland, Vermont where travelers can explore gorgeous trails, ski resorts, and a summertime alpine slide for the perfect city getaway!
The state of Vermont first suspended service back in March of 2020. “We appreciate the patience of all of our customers, including the many Vermonters who relied on these trains for transportation when the pandemic struck” said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn.
Fortunately, The Ethan Allen Express is now back in full-service, and will resume the same train schedule it operated on prior to its suspension last year.
“As people feel comfortable traveling again, we are honored that our customers trust us on their journey as we are excited to welcome them back onboard,” said Amtrak Vice President, State Supported Services Ray Lang. “The state of Vermont has so much to offer – and customers can experience the state and the summer in a variety of ways, as we celebrate the return of The Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express.”
In order to ensure the safety of both staff and riders, everyone must wear face coverings on the train. Other measures such as air quality improvement, real-time seat availability, and fee waivers through September 6th, 2021 have been put in place.
In celebration of the train’s return, Amtrak even offered $1 fares within Vermont for those who traveled on the day that service resumed.
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