Valley Flyer Rail Service Returns to Western Massachusetts
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Amtrak, in collaboration with MassDOT, announced Friday that they are relaunching the second round trip of the Valley leaflet, a daily passenger train that travels along the Connecticut River.
Service will resume next week on July 26. The state-supported train line runs through Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield. Tickets for the train can be purchased online at Amtrak.com.
“We are happy to come back Valley leaflet service in Western Massachusetts, as now residents and visitors can see friends and family they’ve missed over the past year and experience all the state has to offer. . . As people feel comfortable traveling again, we are honored that our customers trust us throughout their journey as we are delighted to welcome them back on board ”
Ray lang Amtrak Vice President, Government Supported Services
Full restoration of service means trains 495 and 471 will operate daily, leaving Greenfield at 5:45 am and 7:35 am respectfully. Tickets for the Valley Flyer start at $ 10.
In addition to the restoration of the 2sd Valley leaflet weekday train, three trains suspended in March 2020 will be reinstated to provide service from New Haven to Springfield. This means that the entire Knowledge Corridor rail line will be in service at pre-pandemic levels.