Amherst (Amtrak station)

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Amherst Massachusetts Amtrak Station.
Station statistics
Address 13 Railroad Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Coordinates 42°22′30″N 72°30′41″W / 42.37500°N 72.51139°W / 42.37500; -72.51139Coordinates: 42°22′30″N 72°30′41″W / 42.37500°N 72.51139°W / 42.37500; -72.51139
Connections PVTA: 30, 45
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking free
Other information
Opened 1853
Rebuilt 1992
Station code AMM
Passengers (2013) 13,357[1] Increase 3.2%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward St. Albans

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.[2][3] 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[edit]

The station is close to Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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