Amtrak, Vermont Transit Agency and New York State Department of Transportation Announce Ticket Sales for Newly Expanded Ethan Allen Express Service to Burlington, Vergennes and Middlebury
The extension of the service will reach the most populous city of Vermont with access to bustling downtown, arts and culture and local colleges
BURLINGTON, Vermont., July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Amtrak, in conjunction with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT), is now selling Ethan AllenExpress tickets for daily travel between Burlington and New York Cityincluding new stops in Vergennes and Middlebury, through Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket offices and kiosks, and through 1-800-UNITED STATES-RAIL.
Service will begin at 10:10 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2022with a festive event at from Burlington Union Station. Details, to come, will include $1 train tickets inside Vermont on the Ethan AllenExpresslimited shuttle service on the day of the event for round-trip transportation Burlington of Vergennes for passengers with a ticket and 50% promotional fares on Ethan AllenExpress this summer.
“Passengers who want to experience the beauty, outdoor fun and diverse offerings of Middlebury, Vergennesand Burlington or travel to New York City can now do it sustainably, without being in bumper-to-bumper traffic and still enjoying some of the best views in the country via Amtrak,” said Amtrak President Roger Harris. “The extension of the service to Burlington highlights the continued growth in demand for train travel across the country, and we are proud to meet this demand with our partners at AOT. »
“The state of vermont has committed more than $115 million in state and federal resources, as well as decades of hard work by the Transportation Agency and its partners, to bring this project to fruition,” said Governor Phil Scott. “All of us here at Vermont We are grateful for the support of our partners at the Federal Department of Transportation, our Congressional delegation, state legislators, and countless railroad advocates in bringing this service to fruition. We are very proud of the collaborative efforts and widespread support to provide passenger train service from from Vermont largest city in New York City.”
“I am very proud of our railroad staff, planners, project managers, engineers and agency management, whose dedication to building the infrastructure needed to service Amtrak between Burlington and New York City has made this important new service possible,” said Vermont Secretary of Transportation Joe Flynn.
In addition to Burlingtonthe new stops will also include the beautifully restored historic Ferrisburgh-Vergennes Station, which includes ample parking for Amtrak passengers, and Middlebury Station, which is an impressive covered platform across from the historic Middlebury Station .
The extended service will start Burlington every day at 10:10 a.m. and arrive at Moynihan Train Hall in New York Penn Station (NYP) by New York City at 5:45 p.m. Heading north, the Ethan AllenExpress will leave NYP at 2:21 p.m. every day with arrival at Burlington at 9:55 p.m.
Vermont travelers and visitors can expect the same amenities on board the Ethan AllenExpress like on all other Amtrak trains, including free Wi-Fi, the freedom to use phones and electronic devices at all times (no “airplane mode”), the ability to travel with small pets in many trains, a cafe car, large spacious seats with ample leg room, no middle seat and possibility to take a bike with reservation and $20 costs.