Horicon Supervisor Ralph Bentley, a long-time supporter of the rail line, said he was pleased the expanded rail service was now a reality.
"This is a great day for all the towns along the rail line, and I know it will provide jobs for residents of northern Warren County - including Horicon," he said.
Joanne Smith of North Creek, a local activist and former business owner, said the rail service would reap benefits for all.
"This project took a long time, but it's vital to the whole county," she said. "Our area's economy will be vibrant again because of this railway."