Ridership on Amtrak’s Vermonter is at its highest level ever.
Vermont rail officials say track improvements have cut travel time to New York, which has helped attract riders. There are also plans to restore service to Montreal.
According to Dan Delabruere, rail program director for the Agency of Transportation, Vermonter ridership has been on the rise for the past 20 months, since work was completed that shortened the trip to New York by about 30 minutes. He says the work, coupled with marketing efforts accounts for the increase.