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Amtrak – America’s Railroad ®

Amtrak is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy, and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian Provinces. Learn more at or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and other information. Check us out at, Like us on, and Follow us on Twitter@Amtrak.

Southbound Capitol Limited passing the depot at Point of Rocks, Md. Built in 1875 by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the charming Victorian depot is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Adirondack

The Adirondack serves up a kaleidoscope of scenes upon which you will reflect for some time to come. This route is a unique 381-mile view of eastern New York and Quebec. Depart from New York City and travel back in time as you pass dramatic geological features with origins 200 million years old. As you leave the city that never sleeps, watch from your window for magnificent sights that include; the ruins of Bannerman’s Castle; the Academy at West Point; the Catskill Mountains; the Hudson River Valley; the Adirondacks; and Lake Champlain. These are just some of the historic, artistic and scenic views that you will see while traveling to the charm of Old Montreal.

The Adirondack travels daily to and from Montreal/New York City.

Service on the Adirondack is financed primarily through funds made available by the New York State Department of Transportation.

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Northbound Amtrak train from Springfield (headed for St Albans, VT) crossing the diamond, preparing to meet the southbound train.

The Vermonter

The Vermonter has its origins in the original Montrealer service offered by the former Boston and Main (B & M) Railroad, serving Washington, DC, and Montreal, with intermediate stops. The B & M ceased passenger service in 1965, and Amtrak began to provide nationwide passenger service in 1971. Soon thereafter, Amtrak’s version of the Montrealer began serving the route. Other than a single two-year suspension of service, it lasted until 1995, when it was replaced by the Vermonter.

The Vermonter begins its trip in Washington, DC – our nation’s capital travels north with station stops at several large cities on the Northeast Corridor. Those cities include Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. Once the Vermonter departs from NYC it makes eight stops in Connecticut, and four stops in Massachusetts before entering the State of Vermont. The Vermonter travels up the eastern side of Vermont, makes one stop in New Hampshire, then continues north with a final destination of St. Albans, Vermont.

Vermont – which means “green mountains” in French has been dubbed the Healthiest State in the United States. Vermont hosts a world of small farms, bustling villages, peaceful pastimes, and outdoor pursuits for any time of year.

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Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express passes by the Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island, near Beacon, New York

Ethan Allen Express

The Ethan Allen Express was created to serve the 241-mile route between New York City and Rutland, Vermont. This train is very popular with vacationers traveling to the ski resort area in Killington.

The majority of this route runs through New York State along the “Empire Service” route. The train departs New York City and travels along the scenic Hudson River to Albany - the Capital of New York State. From Albany, the train continues north through Saratoga Springs, the Adirondack Mountains into the Green Mountains of Vermont.

There are only two station stops in Vermont – Castleton and Rutland. Castleton is home to Vermont’s oldest college – Castleton State and Rutland is Vermont’s second-largest city. These two cities exude the elegant charm and simplicity that define New England, with postcard-perfect church steeples, ancient trees, and well-groomed homes. Farm and forest landscapes, classic barns, lush green hills, acres of maple trees, miles of curving riverways – the scenic vistas, snow-capped mountains, and glistening valleys that greeted America’s first settlers will appear right outside your window as you travel to Vermont onboard the train.

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