Vermonter Performance

On this page, you will find a collection of performance data related to Amtrak’s Vermonter service.

 


Vermonter | On-time Performance & Departure Delays
August 2017 – October 2017

Source:
Amtrak Status Maps Archive Database | Christopher Juckins

Commentary

The southbound Vermonter is primarily being delayed by temporary slow orders along the New England Central Railroad’s main line in Vermont.

The northbound train is primarily being delayed by a combination on-going work along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, work along Metro-North’s New Haven Line, and/or work along the Amtrak-owned rail line between New Haven and Springfield.

We are hopeful that later this year, after the construction season is over, that this situation will improve.

On a more positive note, we have noticed that the Vermonter’s running time between stations in western Massachusetts has been improving. Most likely this is due to the continued incremental improvements that MassDOT has been making to its Connecticut River Line.

 


Southbound Vermonter Departure Delays
January 2017 – October 2017

The chart above shows that the departure delays associated with Amtrak’s southbound Vermonter service through the Pioneer Valley.

 


Vermonter | Median Delays by Station (St. Albans, Vt. — Washington, D.C.)
July 2017

A chart of delays for all stations can be viewed by clicking on the train number listed below.

[Train 55] — Southbound/weekdays

[Train 56] — Northbound/weekdays

[Train 57] — Southbound/weekends and holidays

[Train 54] — Northbound/weekdays and holidays

 

Source:
Amtrak Status Maps Archive Database | Christopher Juckins

 


Vermonter | MassDOT Minutes of Delay
January 2017 – July 2017

The table below shows the average daily delay for Amtrak’s Vermonter service between Springfield and East Northfield, Ma. (the VT-MA state line) during the period that the train is traveling on the MassDOT-owned Connecticut River Line.

Note that this is the combined daily delay for both the southbound and northbound trains.

Source:  Amtrak | Monthly Performance Reports

 


Vermonter | Ridership in the Pioneer Valley

 


Vermonter Ridership1
Amtrak Fiscal Year 2016

Amtrak fact sheet | Vermonter service | FY2016
(Courtesy the National Association of Railroad Passengers)

Notes:
1 Amtrak’s fiscal year runs from October 1st through September 30th

Ridership totals include passengers who started and/or ended their trip at a station north of Springfield.

FY2015 ridership for Greenfield and Northampton is for the period 12/29/2014 – 9/30/2015 (276 days)

FY2015 ridership for Holyoke is for the period 8/27/2015 – 9/30/2015 (25 days)

FY2015 ridership for Amherst is for the period 10/1/2014 – 12/28/2014 (89 days)

 

Further reading

Amtrak fact sheet | Greenfield | FY2016 (PDF)

Amtrak fact sheet | Holyoke | FY2016 (PDF)

Amtrak fact sheet | Northampton | FY2016 (PDF)

Amtrak fact sheet | Springfield | FY2016 (PDF)

 

 

Page last updated: November 10, 2017
Page last reviewed: November 21, 2016