Vermonter Delays Due Infrastructure Work in Vermont
Ongoing since July 19, 2023
This page is written for people traveling to or from western Massachusetts on the Vermonter. For more general information please visit Amtrak’s Vermonter webpage.
Amtrak’s Vermonter operates daily between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans, Vt., with service to Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, White River Junction and other intermediate stops.
In the western Massachusetts the Vermonter makes station stops in Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, and Greenfield.
Station specific information can be found on these links:
Greenfield MA – New Haven CT – New York City
Amtrak Valley Flyer and Vermonter timetable (PDF)
September 5, 2023
St. Albans VT – Springfield MA – New York NY – Washington DC
Vermonter timetable (PDF)
July 5, 2023
Accommodations and amenities on board
• Business Class seating (in the rear of the Café Car)
• Café Car (usually the last car of the train)
• Quiet Car (usually the first or second car on the train)
• Ample storage for your bags
• Take your bike with you (details below)
• Take your pet (small dogs and cats) with you (reservation required)
• Spectacular views
One-way in Coach (Adult)
- ⮂ Essex Junction VT | Starting at $33
- ⮂ Brattleboro VT | $12
- ⮂ New Haven CT | Starting at $28
- ⮂ New York NY / Penn Station | Starting at $45
- ⮂ Philadelphia PA | Starting at $49
- ⮂ Washington DC | Starting at $59
- ⮂ Essex Junction VT | Starting at $35
- ⮂ Brattleboro VT | $13
- ⮂ New Haven CT | Starting at $27
- ⮂ New York NY / Penn Station | Starting at $44
- ⮂ Philadelphia PA | Starting at $48
- ⮂ Washington DC | Starting at $58
- The fares listed are the lowest available Saver Fare for a ticket purchased more than fourteen (14) days in advance.
- Higher fares apply when a ticket is purchased less than 14 days in advance, during peak travel periods, and when seats are limited on a particular train.
- Discounted fares are available for Children (2 through 12), Passengers with disabilities, Seniors (65 years of age and over), Military personnel and their families, Military veterans, and members of the Rail Passengers Association. Further details on this link | Amtrak Discounts
- The sample fares listed were last checked on July 13, 2023.
Tickets can also be purchased by calling Amtrak (1-800-USA-RAIL) or by visiting a staffed Amtrak ticket office, for example at Springfield Union Station.
Further information is available on Amtrak’s How to Purchase Tickets webpage.
Bikes on the Vermonter
Amtrak offers a carry-on bike service on the Vermonter that allows you to travel with your bicycle.
You must reserve space for your bike when you book your ticket on Amtrak.com.
The cost is $5/bike for travel between St. Albans, Vt, and New Haven, Conn., and $20/bike if your trip involves a station south of New Haven.
Bicycles will be stored vertically on a bike rack that has been mounted in selected coaches of the train. Look for the “bicycle-friendly” sticker on the train car.
Walk-On Bike Service on the Vermonter (Amtrak)
To see if a particular Amtrak train is running on-time visit Amtrak.com, click “Train Status” and enter the requested information.
You can also check on your train by looking at the near-real-time map of Amtrak trains on StatusMaps.com
For those traveling on the Vermonter in the winter
We recommend that passengers boarding in Northampton, Holyoke and Greenfield (on the weekend, when the Olver Transit Center is closed) check the status of their train before arriving at the station to limit the amount of time waiting on the open platform.
Portions of the New England Central Railroad’s main line in Vermont are subject to temporary speed restrictions when the outside air temperature is extremely cold or extremely warm. When these restrictions are in place the Vermonter will be delayed. Note that these speed restrictions normally occur only a few times a year, if at all.
Vermonter Data (including departure delay data)
Vermonter | Amtrak
Vermont by Rail | Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing
Passenger Rail Service | Vermont Agency of Transportation
The Vermonter is financed primarily through funds made available by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
Page last updated: September 10, 2023
Page last reviewed: May 27, 2021