Vermont Rail Action Network

Vermont Rail Action Network

Promoting the revitalization of Vermont's rail network for passengers and freight





Welcome to Vermont's association of rail advocates, a grassroots effort promoting the revitalization of Vermont's rail network for passengers and freight - supporting the environment and economic vitality.

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Latest Vermont Railroad News

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    Registration Open for VRAN Annual Dinner Meeting

    13 October 2014

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    New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority Launches Website

    11 October 2014

  • Transportation Board Hearings

    07 October 2014

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    Jim Jeffords Was Passionate Rail Advocate

    19 August 2014

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    New Vermonter Route in Massachusetts "Complete"

    12 August 2014

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    Annual VRAN Dinner Meeting: Nov 13

    11 August 2014

  • Fire & Rescue Workers Trained In Rail Safety

    05 August 2014

  • CMQ Takes Over MMA lines in Canada, Newport VT

    01 July 2014

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    Firsts and Cool Equipment at Glory Days of the Railroad

    26 June 2014

  • Governor’s Rail Budget Includes Western Corridor, Bridge work and Freight Investments

    13 March 2014

  • More Trains In the Connecticut River Valley?

    22 January 2014

  • 2013 Accomplishments

    01 January 2014

  • New 2014 Code For $12 Fare

    09 December 2013

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    Amtrak Trains Sell Out For Thanksgiving Weekend

    24 November 2013

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday trains in both directions are already full for passengers going to New York and beyond. There is probably space available for trips short of New York,
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    Legislature Approves Western Corridor's Federal TIGER grant.

    22 November 2013

    Legislative approval is necessary because the award (and the required state match) will change the previously approved 2014 state budget. The approval will allow the state to proceed with engineering and purchase of welded rail before the budget is officially amended.
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    Special Train with Santa From Saint Albans, Essex Junction

    06 November 2013

    The Ronald McDonald House Charities has announced the first annual Jingle Bell Express train ride for children will depart the St. Albans Train Station on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m.
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    Ben Turon Reviews Our Annual Meeting

    02 November 2013

    Your humble correspondent had the pleasure of attending the celebrative 2013 Annual Meeting of the Vermont Rail Action Network which was held in the Hotel Coolidge in downtown White River Junction, across the street and tracks from the historic passenger station used by Amtrak and the Green Mountain Flyer.
  • Sell-Out VRAN Annual Meeting with Governor and Special Train Has Roar For Rail!

    24 October 2013

    A special train operated by Genesee & Wyoming's New England Central Railroad using equipment offered by Iowa Pacific and the Vermont Rail System brought Vermont Rail Action Network supporters from the state capital to the historic Coolidge Hotel in White River Junction for their annual meeting at which Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin received the Jim Jeffords Award for Rail Advocate of the Year and photographer Kevin Burkholder received the Herb Odgen award for rail advocacy work.

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