The Vermont Agency of Transportation has announced the resumption of Amtrak Service to Vermont beginning on July 19, 2021. A celebration is planned for Monday, July 19 at 12:45pm to be held on the green adjacent to the Connecticut River, across from Whetstone Station restaurant. The festivities are provided by the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance (DBA) and will include free gelato and a performance by a local band, the Detrani Brothers. The event is free and the public is welcome. An official from Operation Lifesaver of Vermont will be on hand to give a brief talk on train safety, and other local dignitaries will also address those in attendance.
Free parking will be provided in the Brattleboro Transportation Center on Flat Street.
For more information, click here, The Resumption of Train Service to Vermont
Also on July 19, 2021, Amtrak will be offering $1 fares between stops within Vermont. The Vermont Agency of Transportation will provide a free shuttle from the Brattleboro Transportation Center on Flat Street to Bellows Falls, so that local residents can then ride the train from Bellows Falls back to Brattleboro. The shuttle will leave Brattleboro at 11:15. Reservations are required and seating is limited, so please complete this survey right away. Please answer all questions that apply, especially 1-3 and question 8. Also, $1 train tickets must be purchased here.
Whether you ride the train or just walk from downtown, please come and join in this special celebration as we restart Amtrak service in Vermont!
Patrick Moreland, Assistant Town Manager