Rutland station Article

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Rutland, VT
Rutland Amtrak HDR.jpg
Rutland station in 2013
Other namesJames M. Jeffords Rail Passenger Welcome Center
Location25 Evelyn Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Coordinates 43°36′21″N 72°58′54″W / 43.6058°N 72.9817°W / 43.6058; -72.9817
RUTLAND STATION Latitude and Longitude:

43°36′21″N 72°58′54″W / 43.6058°N 72.9817°W / 43.6058; -72.9817
Owned byCity of Rutland
Line(s) Vermont Railway
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: RUD
History
Opened1999
ElectrifiedNo
Traffic
Passengers (2017)14,267 [1]Decrease 0.5%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus Ethan Allen Express
toward  New York
closed
toward  New York

Rutland is a train station in Rutland, Vermont served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It is served daily by Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express.

The station, which is located near the former Rutland Railroad yard on the western edge of downtown, opened in 1999. Designed by local firm NBF Architects, the station has walls of red brick that rise from a base of textured gray concrete block. To celebrate Rutland native Jim Jeffords, who represented Vermont in Congress, city leaders renamed the station the “James M. Jeffords Rail Passenger Welcome Center.” [2]

History

The original Rutland depot, circa 1907

Rutland's first railway station was built near Merchants' Row in 1853-54 by the Rutland Railroad. In 1905-06 wings were added to the north and south of the depot. The building served the city of Rutland until New York City to Montreal passenger service ended in 1953, and two years later it was demolished. [2]

Amtrak service to Rutland commenced on December 2, 1996 with service provided to a temporary station platform. [3] Construction is underway to extend service from Rutland north to Burlington, Vermont.

Station layout

The station has one low-level side platform, which contains a short stub of a high-level platform adjacent for accessibility purposes.

P
Platform level
Street level Exit/entrance to station building
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Ethan Allen Express toward New York City ( Castleton)
Ethan Allen Express alighting passengers only →

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Rutland, VT Station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ Lloyd, Barbara (December 19, 1996). "Train Trip to Vermont Offers Some of the Fun". The New York Times.

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