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New Amtrak service.
Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:22 PM

Well appears that Virginia has caught the merry go round brass ring.  They were able to beat out the gulf coast. 2nd round trip to Roanoke starts July 11th.  Have to wonder why this new service can start but there still are LD trains not providing service.  It appears that this service will reqire one more AM-1 train set.  As well Daily T&E crew but hav no idea what crew base.  CVS would appear the first choice as Crescent, Cardinal, & first Roanoke trains all use it both ways.

Amtrak Increases Daily Service to Roanoke - Amtrak Media

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:13 PM

Well Norfolk is going to make Roanoke share the brass ring.  3rd Norfolk service starts some day July 11th.

Now have to ask any more  July surprizes for new trains although Norfolk might be just an extension of a Richmond train.?

Amtrak Increases Daily Service to Norfolk  - Amtrak Media

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:14 PM

Berkshire flyer starts Jul 8th

 PITTSFIELD, MA – Amtrak, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), are announcing pilot seasonal passenger rail service to operate this year and in 2023 to be known as the Berkshire Flyer, with a route between New York City and Pittsfield, MA. The service will be initiated on July 8 and will operate on weekends through the summer months with a similar schedule next year. The Berkshire Flyer will include a Friday afternoon departure from New York’s Penn Station to Pittsfield, MA, via Albany-Rensselaer, NY. A return trip will be provided on Sunday afternoons.  Each train will make several station stops.

“We are pleased to work together with our partner agencies to run passenger train service between Pittsfield and New York City on weekends during the busiest tourist times this summer,” said Governor Charlie Baker.  “Western Massachusetts and the Berkshire Region offer a whole host of cultural and recreational opportunities during the summer and we hope this pilot service will encourage even more visitors to this part of our state.”

Berkshire Flyer Passenger Train Service Begins July 8 - Amtrak Media

Eathan Allen  extension to Burlington, Vt starts july 29th 

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