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Amtrak Vermonter to Return to the Pioneer Valley July 19th Local “Welcome Back” Events Planned

Northampton, Mass. – The state-supported Amtrak Vermonter train, whose service has been suspended since March 2020, will resume its normal schedule through the region on Monday, July 19, 2021.

The Pioneer Valley-based rail advocacy group, Trains In The Valley, will host “Welcome Back” events to greet the first Vermonter train on the afternoon of July 19th. The event will begin at 1:45 PM on Monday, July 19that the Northampton station platform at 170 Pleasant Street, next to the historic Union Station building.

Amtrak train number 55, the Vermonter, is scheduled to arrive at the platform in Northampton at 2:01 PM that day headed south. The northbound Vermonter, train number 56, is scheduled to arrive at 3:57 PM.

The daily Vermonter service, which runs from St Albans, Vermont to Washington, DC, makes stops at Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke, and Springfield in the Pioneer Valley and continues south with stops in Windsor Locks, Hartford, and other Connecticut stations until New Haven. At that point it joins the Northeast Corridor services with major station stops in Stamford, New York City, Newark, Trenton, Philadelphia, and ending in Washington, DC.

Further information, including a complete list of stations served by the train and a schedule, can be found on the Trains In The Valley website.