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
December 2016 – February 2017


Amtrak Status Maps Archive Database | Christopher Juckins

The Vermonter’s on time performance at stations in the Pioneer Valley continues to be impacted by slow orders1 on the New England Central Railroad (NECR) in Vermont and on-going major track work between New Haven and Springfield.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has been working with the NECR to reduce the number of slow orders on their main line in Vermont.

On February 27, 2017 a temporary schedule adjustment was put into effect in an effort to improve the punctuality of the Vermonter.

1A slow order is a local speed restriction which is set below the track’s normal speed limit.


Southbound Vermonter Departure Delays
January 2015 – February 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.)
February 2016

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


Amtrak Status Maps Archive Database | Christopher Juckins


Vermonter | MassDOT Minutes of Delay
January 2016 – December 2016

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 2015

NARP - Vermonter 2015
Amtrak fact sheet | Vermonter service | FY2015
(Courtesy the National Association of Railroad Passengers)

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

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

FY2015 ridership for Amherst is for the period 10/1/2014 — 12/28/2014.

Ridership for Greenfield and Northampton is for the period 12/29/2014 — 9/30/2015.


Further reading
Amtrak fact sheet: Vermonter – Greenfield – FY2015
Amtrak fact sheet: Vermonter – Northampton – FY2015


See also

Why is the Southbound Vermonter always late?
Trains in the Valley | August 21, 2016



Page last updated: March 2, 2017
Page last reviewed: November 21, 2016