More details on the “test train”

It’s the brain child of Joe McHugh, an Amtrak executive who happens to be an Allentown native and longs for those days when passenger trains stopped at stations in all three Lehigh Valley cities.

“It’s very preliminary, but we’re going to make it happen,” said McHugh, Amtrak’s vice president of government affairs. “We’ll start in Allentown, go into Bethlehem, pass Bethlehem Steel onto Freemansburg, Easton and then New Jersey, probably at High Bridge. I’m committed to getting this done.”

~ from Amtrak running one passenger train from Allentown to New York City next spring