This New Amtrak Route Takes You Through The Best Of New York State
Domestic summer travel opportunities abound in 2022, and this one offers amazing views from the comfort of the Amtrak train.
Travelers can now buy tickets for the highly anticipated new Amtrak train route from New York City to the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The train will go through what’s known as “The Berkshires”, which is an area of New England known for its small towns and picturesque mountains and lakes.
Train tickets can now be purchased for this July and August, with the first departure of this new route happening on July 8.
The Berkshire Flyer With Amtrak: Pilot Project For 2022
The new Amtrak route, called the Berkshire Flyer, is a pilot program for 2022 and 2023, so the future availability of this route will depend on how ticket sales go this summer and the next.
Departures will be from New York’s Penn Station on Fridays throughout the summer at 3:15 p.m. heading northbound, and returning at 3 p.m. on Sunday via Pittsfield. The total travel time is 4 hours each way.
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