Bellows Falls station Article

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Bellows Falls, VT
Bellows Falls Amtrak.jpg
The Bellows Falls station building.
Location54 Depot Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Coordinates 43°08′12″N 72°26′39″W / 43.136549°N 72.444260°W / 43.136549; -72.444260
BELLOWS FALLS STATION Latitude and Longitude:

43°08′12″N 72°26′39″W / 43.136549°N 72.444260°W / 43.136549; -72.444260
Line(s) New England Central Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Connections Green Mountain Railroad
Other information
Station codeBLF
History
Opened1923
Traffic
Passengers (2017)4,752 [1]Increase 4.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Vermonter
toward  St. Albans
Former services
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
Montrealer
1972-1987, 1989-1995
toward  Montreal

Bellows Falls is an Amtrak intercity train station in Bellows Falls, Vermont, United States. The station also serves the headquarters of the Green Mountain Scenic Railroad, and provides tourist excursions to Chester Depot, Ludlow, Summit, and Rutland.

Greyhound, the national intercity bus service, also serves Bellows Falls from this station. [2] Local bus service to and from the train station is also provided by the Current's Bellows Falls-Rutland Connector (route 57), linking to Ludlow's Okemo Mountain Resort. [3]

The previous station in Bellows Falls, circa 1915

The current station, which is known as the Boston and Maine (B&M) depot for one of the railroads that used it, was constructed in 1923 when its predecessor was extensively damaged in a 1922 fire. In the past the station served Boston and Maine Railroad, Central Vermont Railway and Rutland Railroad trains. [4]

A scene of the 1999 movie The Cider House Rules was filmed there. [5]

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017.
  2. ^ Bellows Falls, VT, Greyhound Lines. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  3. ^ Bellows Falls to Rutland, Connecticut River Transit. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  4. ^ "Bellows Falls, VT (BLF)". Great American Stations. Amtrak.
  5. ^ Irving, John (1999). My Movie Business. New York: Ballantine Books. p. 121. ISBN  978-0345441300.

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