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Amtrak’s 4 Great Northeastern Routes For Summer Travel

Clock in Pittsfield
Berkshire Bank Clock on North Street in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Amtrak’s Berkshire Flyer connects the city with New York City. Photo Roger Matus/ City of Pittsfield.

By Everett Potter

Amtrak is on a roll again. Flush with $66 billion, thanks mainly to the bipartisan infrastructure bill President Biden championed in 2021 for new routes, Amtrak has begun new services and resumed services that were discontinued not only during the Covid pandemic but also as far back as the Eisenhower administration. After decades of inaction, they’ve also outlined plans for city-to-city connections that seem almost incredible. The blueprint for this activity is Amtrak’s Corridor Vision Plan, a highly ambitious 15-year program actively proposing new and restored services that will impact 160 communities nationwide. Here are some of the recent new and resumed services … continue reading


Lake in the Berkshires.
The Point At Onota Lake and Burbank Park in the Berkshires. Photo Regina Burgio// City of Pittsfield.
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