Vermont: Middlebury, Vergennes prepare for passenger rail

By John Flowers, Addison County Independent; October 17, 2019

MIDDLEBURY — The chief of Vermont’s rail and aviation division said passenger train service to Burlington — with stops in Vergennes and Middlebury — is likely to commence in 2021, barring any unforeseen delays in construction of the downtown Middlebury rail tunnel.

That’s the word from Dan Delabruere of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). During a recent phone interview with the Independent, Delabruere discussed current planning for the expansion of the Ethan Allen Express from its current terminus in Rutland, all the way to the Queen City.

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