Vermont Supported Amtrak Trains Increase During 2014
Amtrak reported for the operating year ending September 30, the two Vermont supported trains, the Vermonter and Ethan Allen, recorded a passengers gain of 3.7 percent. The Vermonter growth of 6.6 percent year over year ranked second among the 29 state-supported Amtrak routes while the Ethan Allen -1 percent performance ranked 22nd. The 142,395 passengers on the two Vermont trains included some to and from stations in New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Data on those boarding and disembarking at each Vermont station will be available in the near future.
The revenues reported for the two trains increased 10 percent on the Vermonter and 3 percent on the Ethan Allen. The total 2014 revenues of $8.5 million for the two trains represented an increase of 7.7% over 2013.