The Ethan Allen “Get Well” Plan

May 27, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

VRS PRESCRIPTION:

Vermont Rail System is investing $750,000 of its own money to improve the track between Rutland and the New York border

 

  • New York State is investing $2.5 million in track improvements over the next two years
  • Amtrak is working closely with both VRS and New York State on these improvements
  • 12,200 ties will be replaced
  • 8 miles of track will be surfaced in Vermont and New York
  • VRS will be making improvements at 3 crossings in Vermont and New York funds will improve an additional 5 crossings
  • The work in Vermont began in April and will be completed by the end of October 2011
  • Passengers on the Ethan Allen will see a 26% reduction or 18 minutes saved between Rutland and Whitehall

Work is detailed in the documents below:

Project List

Project Details