Castleton station (Vermont) Article

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Castleton, VT
Castleton station.jpg
Castleton Amtrak station
Location266 Main Street
Castleton, Vermont
Coordinates 43°36′48″N 73°10′17″W / 43.61333°N 73.17139°W / 43.61333; -73.17139
Owned byCastleton Depot, LLC
Line(s) Vermont Railway
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Connections Local Transit Fair Haven-Rutland Connector
Other information
Station codeCNV
History
Opened1850 ( R&W)
January 2, 2010 (Amtrak) [1]
Rebuilt2005-2009
Traffic
Passengers (2017)4,484 [2]Decrease 6.4%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus
Ethan Allen Express
toward  New York

Castleton is an Amtrak intercity train station in Castleton, Vermont. Originally built by the Rutland and Whitehall Railroad in 1850, the depot is now privately owned, and is located across from the northern terminus of the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail. Castleton replaced Fair Haven station on the Ethan Allen Express in January 2010. It serves nearby Castleton University and Lake Bomoseen.

History

Castleton station in April 1964

The station building was constructed in 1850. [1] Passenger service on the line between Whitehall and Rutland ended in 1936. [3] In 1966, the Delaware and Hudson Railroad sold the station to the Jakubowski family. [1]

The Ethan Allen Express began service between New York City and Rutland on December 2, 1996. [4] [3] An infill station was opened at Fair Haven in November 1997. [5]

Fair Haven is a small town with limited tourist activity; in FY 2007 the station served just 2,205 passengers. [6] In 2005, the Jakubowski family began renovating Castleton station. In January 2010, Fair Haven station was replaced with Castleton, 5 miles (8.0 km) to the east, which better serves Castleton University and Lake Bomoseen. Castleton station opened on January 2; Fair Haven remained in use until January 9. [1]

Station layout

The station has one short low-level wooden side platform to the east of the track.

P
Platform level
Track 1 Ethan Allen Express toward New York City ( Fort Edward)
Ethan Allen Express toward Rutland (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Exit/entrance to station building

References

  1. ^ a b c d "AMTRAK ETHAN ALLEN EXPRESS TO PROVIDE SERVICE AT RENOVATED CASTLETON, VERMONT DEPOT" (PDF) (Press release). Amtrak. 29 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Lloyd, Barbara (December 19, 1996). "Train Trip to Vermont Offers Some of the Fun". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  4. ^ "In Amtrak History" (PDF). Amtrak Ink. 18 (11). December 2013.
  5. ^ "Amtrak Northeast Timetable: Fall/Winter 1997-98". Amtrak. October 26, 1997 – via Museum of Railway Timetables.
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2007, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. January 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2008.

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CASTLETON STATION (VERMONT) Latitude and Longitude:

43°36′48″N 73°10′17″W / 43.613382°N 73.171337°W / 43.613382; -73.171337