SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Governor of Vermont tweeted Wednesday that Amtrak’s northbound service will be restored on Thursday. That means Wednesday should be the last day that riders will have to switch in Springfield from trains to buses if they’re heading northbound.
Bus service has been running slow since Monday’s derailment, but on Wednesday, both 3:00 p.m. buses heading to St. Albans, Vermont were 15 minutes early. On Tuesday, one bus was an hour late and the other broke down.
Wednesday was the 3rd day train service had to stop north of Springfield after Train 55, the Vermonter, derailed in Roxbury, Vermont on Monday.
22News asked one rider how she felt on the train to Springfield. Kimberly Roldan said, “It was okay, I wasn’t worried at all.” (How come you weren’t worried?) “I don’t know, I think it’s just fate, you know? And bad luck, I guess.”
One rider told 22News she was very happy with the substitute bus service. Barbara Wynroth said, “I felt that it was very well organized and I am very grateful for the people who are working to do this because it was a real emergency.”
The Vermonter travels through Holyoke, Northampton, and Greenfield.
In case the Vermonter’s northbound service is delayed again on Thursday, Click Here for a look at the bus service.