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Revived train town Mechanicville eyes service to Vermont

Plan for Schenectady-Rutland routes studied

An Amtrak train pulls into the Schenectady Station on Erie Boulevard Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
An Amtrak train pulls into the Schenectady Station on Erie Boulevard Friday.
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Passenger rail service could return to this small Hudson River city, with its evocative railroad past. A new Mechanicville station is part of a proposed plan to bring modern passenger service to southwestern Vermont, whose ski areas and tourist attractions could benefit from better rail connections with New York City. “It’s just one more thing for economic development here,” said Tom Richardson, Mechanicville’s county supervisor and point man on economic development. The Vermont Agency of ...


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