Amtrak Resumes Service on Breathtaking Route Between NYC and Montreal
By Yehudit Garmaise
All aboard Amtrak’s Adirondack line, which is resuming its service from New York City to Montreal, Quebec, in April, more than two years after the pandemic put the brakes on trains that traveled between the U.S. and Canada.
The famed Adirondack line is known for providing one of the most scenic routes served by Amtrak.
Business owners who live in towns and cities along the picturesque route are rejoicing because they depend on the train service to bring tourists into their shops.
“The Adirondack line yearslong closure has been economically harmful to many of the communities along its route,” US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
In 2019, the Adirondack line, for instance, transported nearly 118,000 travelers: a number that had grown by 5% since 2018, Sens. Gillibrand and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a joint statement.
Last summer, Amtrak resumed service on its Maple Leaf line, which travels between NYC and Ontario, Canada, where Toronto is located.
In the fall of 2022, Amtrak re-launched trains that link Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, Canada.
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