Amtrak Improves Ethan Allen Express with Faster Trips

Amtrak, in conjunction with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTRANS), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and the Vermont Railway (VRS), has made operational improvements in its Ethan Allen Express service. This includes reducing trip times, providing more reliable service, and introducing new schedules. Customers will also now have more and improved train connection options to and from New York City.

Ethan Allen Express southbound Train 290 will now depart Burlington 20 minutes earlier at 9:50 a.m., arriving in Rutland 35 minutes earlier, 30 minutes earlier in Albany, and will reach Moynihan Train Hall in New York City at 5:17 p.m., which is 30 minutes earlier than the previous schedule. In addition, northbound Ethan Allen Express Train 291 will arrive at Burlington five minutes earlier at 9:50 p.m.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, 86,638 Amtrak customers traveled on the Ethan Allen Express a significant increase from 50,515 customers in FY19, highlighting a strong demand for train travel between New York and Vermont. Driving this growth stems from the July 2022 expansion of Ethan Allen Express service from Rutland to Middlebury, Vergennes, and Burlington. Amtrak also recently announced it added more service throughout the NEC to meet growing customer demand. These new schedules align with Amtrak’s ambitious goal of doubling annual ridership to 66 million by FY 2040.

Ethan Allen Express offers daily service between New York City and Burlington, Vt., by way of Albany. Customers can also enjoy enhanced travel in Business Class, which includes extra legroom, a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, and assigned seats for a more seamless boarding experience. Additionally, Business Class customers receive a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: July 3, 2024