Purpose & Mission

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The Vermont Rail Action Network exists to convert generalized public support for rail in Vermont into an active, organized and unified constituency that helps lead Vermont into a new age of the train. We . . .

We inform our members, elected official and the public concerning railroad issues in Vermont

Our voice is more powerful when it is well-timed and unified.

We are ambassadors for the cause of railroads and railroad service

The Vermont Rail Action Network is a team and a citizen's movement, which means your participation is critical. If you believe that Vermont would be better with more trains (and less road vehicle pollution) then we need your voice, your hands and your gumption.


Mission Statement:

To improve the environment and to ensure the economic viability of Vermont business by providing cost effective transportation choices, VRAN supports and advocates for the modernization and revitalization of the Vermont rail network for passengers and freight.



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We work in affiliation with Trainriders/Northeast, the regional rail advocates group which conceived and initiated the "Downeaster" Amtrak service from Boston to Maine.  To join Trainriders Northeast,click here