Amherst (Amtrak station)
Amherst Massachusetts Amtrak Station.
|Address||13 Railroad Street
Amherst, MA 01002
|Connections||PVTA: 30, 45|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||13,357 3.2%|
Amherst is an Amtrak station in Amherst, Massachusetts on the Vermonter. It is located at 13 Railroad Street, off Main Street. The station was originally built in 1853 by the Central Vermont Railroad and was restored in 1992. The station building shares space with Amherst Pilates, a fitness studio.
A realignment of the Vermonter route to the old Montrealer route (to the other side of the Connecticut River: still serving the major city of Springfield, but then, instead of traveling to Palmer and Amherst, traveling instead up the Connecticut River Valley to the cities of Chicopee, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, before reaching Brattleboro, Vermont. Vermonter service to Amherst is expected to be discontinued in mid to late 2014.
Amherst's train station, however, will not lie dormant. It is scheduled become part of the Central Corridor Rail Line, with a southern terminus in New London, Connecticut and a northern terminus in Brattleboro, Vermont, where it will meet the re-tooled Vermonter en route to Montreal.
Notable places nearby
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, Commonwealth of Massachusetts" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Existing Railroad Stations in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
- Great American Stations: Amherst
- Amtrak – Stations – Amherst, MA
- Media related to Amherst (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak Stations Database
- Photo at Amtrak Photo Archive
- HO scale model of the Amherst Station
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