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Amtrak will begin a seasonal route from New York to the Berkshires

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Amtrak is launching a summer weekend route between New York and the Berkshires in Massachusetts. The seasonal pilot route will run in 2022 and 2023 to determine public demand. Amtrak’s $66 billion grant from the Infrastructure Bill will support new routes like this upcoming Berkshire Flyer. Something is loading.

New Yorkers heading to the Berkshires for a summer weekend getaway can say goodbye to tiresome road trips and bus rides: This summer, Amtrak will launch a route from New York to the popular Massachusetts vacation destination.

Beginning July 8, Amtrak will operate weekend services between Penn Station in New York and Pittsfield, Mass., in Berkshire County, which is home to museums, hiking trails and luxury hotels.

This new Berkshire Flyer route will operate throughout the summer of 2022 and 2023. The passenger train will depart Friday afternoon from New York and return Sunday afternoon from Pittsfield. Along the way, the train will stop at several cities like Albany, New York, one of the busiest Amtrak stations in the state, according to the company.

“This critical link will boost our regional economy through tourism and by allowing us to base more remote workers in the Berkshires,” Massachusetts Senator Adam Hinds said in a press release.

This pilot service will be used to determine demand for the route, which will run on tracks owned by the CSX Transportation railroad. If it proves popular enough, Amtrak may continue this service from New York to Pittsfield in the future.

The new announcement comes months after Amtrak received $66 billion from the bipartisan $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill. This funding will support Amtrak’s existing lines and stations, modernize its trains and expand service to new cities and routes, such as the Berkshire Flyer.

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