August 20, 2015 Amtrak Vermonter Service to Holyoke to Begin on August 27th

Craig Schulz

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Tickets now available for purchase

NEW YORK – Amtrak announced today that Vermonter service to the Knowledge Corridor will expand to include a stop in Holyoke, Mass. starting on August 27, 2015. Tickets are now available for purchase at and all other booking channels.

Service to Northampton and Greenfield began in December 2014. The restoration of passenger rail service to the Knowledge Corridor has been a goal of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which has been leading the effort to improve the infrastructure and shorten trip times within the Commonwealth. Funding for the project was provided through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The Vermonter operates daily between Washington and St. Albans, Vt., with service to Philadelphia, New York, Hartford, Conn., Springfield, Mass. and Essex Junction, Vt., and other intermediate stops. In Fiscal Year 2014, ridership on this route increased 6.6 percent, providing service to more than 89,000 passengers.

Passengers may book travel via, mobile apps, or by calling 800-USA-RAIL for any station along the route between Washington and St. Albans, Vt.

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