$1 Amtrak Fares, Special Events in Vermont To Celebrate Return of Trains

This is a bit of fun news for Brattleboro train lovers.

“Amtrak and the Vermont Agency of Transportation welcome back Vermont’s beloved Amtrak trains – the Vermonter and the Ethan Allen Express – for full service beginning on July 19. Celebratory events will be held 45 minutes before the trains are scheduled to arrive at all stations in Vermont. To complement these events, $1 fares are being offered for travel on July 19 within Vermont so that attendees can cap off their participation with an Amtrak train ride.

The celebratory events kick off at 7:30 a.m. at the Rutland Station to celebrate the return of the Ethan Allen Express and at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Albans Station to celebrate the return of the Vermonter.

VTrans will offer return shuttle service from the Castleton station to Rutland for Ethan Allen Express passengers and from the Montpelier and Brattleboro stations for Vermonter passengers. Shuttle service will also be offered from Castleton to Rutland in advance of the Rutland event and from Brattleboro to Bellows Falls in advance of the Bellows Falls event. Shuttle service is limited. Reserve your seat today.

Please visit https://vtrans.vermont.gov/rail/providers for train schedules and look for local announcements concerning the events.

  • For sale now through July 19, 2021.
  • For travel on July 19, 2021″

Some more details:

“Congressman Peter Welch will speak at the 8:30 a.m. event at the St. Albans Station to celebrate the return of the Vermonter. Also scheduled to speak are Chair of the House Transportation Committee Rep. Diane Lanpher, Amtrak Vice President Ray Lang, Vermont Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn, St. Albans Mayor Tim Smith, and Village of Essex Junction Board of Trustees President Andrew Brown, among others.

A 7:30 a.m. event at the Rutland Station will celebrate the return of the Ethan Allen Express. Speakers include David Allaire, who is Mayor of Rutland and a member of the Vermont Rail Advisory Council and the Operation Lifesaver of Vermont Board. Vice-Chair of the House Transportation Committee Rep. Charles “Butch” Shaw will also speak at the Rutland event.”


And Brattleboro shuttles will be provided:

“For event participants who plan to take the train one-way, the following bus shuttle services will be offered:

  • Passengers who ride the Vermonter train southbound may return by shuttle from Montpelier or Brattleboro to St. Albans (two shuttle offerings).
  • In advance of the Vermonter event in Bellows Falls, a shuttle in Brattleboro will take passengers to Bellows Falls, and they may then ride the Vermonter train to Brattleboro.”

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