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Vermonter rail

FRA completes Amtrak Vermonter Line upgrades

Included heavier continuously-welded rail, bridge work, new tie installation and ballast work. Improvements enable the scheduled running time for the line to be reduced by about a half hour and passenger-train track speeds in signaled territory to increase from 50 to 79 miles per hour.

Mass. receives $72.8M to cut Amtrak travel time

Will go to a project that will restore a rail line, improving 50 miles of track and infrastructure on a direct route from Springfield to East Northfield, Mass. Time on Amtrak’s Vermonter line will be cut by nearly 30 minutes.

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