F ort Ticonderoga and Amtrak announced a partnership last week that will connect people traveling between New York City and Montreal to Fort Ticonderoga.
The Adirondack, which runs daily between New York City and Montreal, will stop in Ticonderoga. The northbound train which departs New York at 8:15 a.m. is to arrive in Ticonderoga at 1:17 p.m., and the southbound train which departs Montreal is to arrive in Ticonderoga at 2:33 p.m.
Local officials and representatives from both Amtrak and Fort Ticonderoga lauded the announcement.
“The partnership with Amtrak will enable Fort Ticonderoga to reach a broader destination market from New York City to Montreal,” according to Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga executive director. “Fort Ticonderoga is very fortunate to have an Amtrak stop on our property. Our epic story combined with the Fort’s immersive programs and beautiful landscape makes Fort Ticonderoga an exciting destination experience.”
“As the nation’s intercity passenger railway, Amtrak is delighted to support Fort Ticonderoga – America ’s Fort,” said Kevin Chittenden, district superintendent, Empire District, Amtrak. “We are excited to be part of Fort Ticonderoga’s educational mission and to help it serve as a catalyst for economic growth in the beautiful Adirondack region.”
Debra Malaney, Ticonderoga supervisor, said “The Town of Ticonderoga is delighted to see the partnering of Fort Ticonderoga and Amtrak. The Fort has a major impact on both the local and region’s economy and this pairing will provide a wonderful opportunity to broaden our potential tourism market even more. This collaborative effort should have a direct impact on tourism and revenue into our community.”
The fort is scheduled to open for its 103rd season on Friday, May 18, and is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. in season.