Upgrades To Vermont’s Rail System Will Allow For Faster Travel

Vermont is increasing the speed of their Vermonter train line by 30 percent, with upgrades funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and New England Central Railroad.

Passenger and freight trains running along the 200 or so miles of the New England Central Railroad between Alburgh and Vernon are currently permitted to travel at 10-50 mph. On Monday, the speed limit will increase to 59 mph from Alburgh to White River Junction, and 79 mph from White River Junction to Vernon, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

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