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The Berkshire Flyer gets passengers from NYC to Pittsfield, but how do they get around once they get to the Berkshires? Not easily one family found

An Amtrak train pulls into the station

An Amtrak train from Boston to Albany arrives at the Intermodal Transportation Center in Pittsfield. 

PITTSFIELD — When Berkshire Flyer service got the green light this week, it seemed that a dream of easier rail trips linking New York City with Berkshire County had been achieved.

Yes, but passengers arriving one afternoon this week on the city’s existing rail line — Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited train from Boston — say simply getting to Berkshire County isn’t the whole story for travelers.



Meg Britton-Mehlisch can be reached at mbritton@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6149.

Pittsfield Reporter

Meg Britton-Mehlisch is the Pittsfield reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, she previously worked at the Prior Lake American and its sister publications under the Southwest News Media umbrella in Savage, Minnesota.

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