Rail Boosters Celebrate Progress Toward Expanded Service

BURLINGTON — Railroad officials and advocates on Wednesday praised state lawmakers’ efforts to expand passenger service in Vermont.

Northern Vermont is on the cusp of implementing two significant rail expansions: restoring passenger service to downtown Burlington, and extending Amtrak’s Vermonter line to Montreal.

At a news conference at Union Station, Brad Worthen, vice chair of the Vermont Rail Action Network, said support for rail has increased substantially over the past decade. He said the U.S. falls behind other developed nations around the world when it comes to rail.

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