Sources in Western Massachusetts indicate Amtrak’s Vermonter is encountering fallen trees on the New England Central Line around Greenfield MA and may have been damaged by one. As of 8:30pm, the Vermonter had not passed Balloch’s Crossing, located near Greenfield. At 8:42pm it was reported the train had reached East Northfield MA. Amtrak.com is reporting arrival at Brattleboro Vermont 5 hours late, but in a conflicting report also shows arrival at St. Alban’s Vermont 5 hours late. A source in Western MA has indicated a possible cancellation of the train in Brattleboro; but this is unconfirmed at this time.
Friends and family expecting passengers on tonight’s Vermonter should contact Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL to obtain the most recent and accurate details.